The name Horbay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Horbay family
The surname Horbay was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Horbay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horbay research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1335 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Horbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Horbay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Horbay has been spelled many different ways, including Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horbay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Horbays to arrive in North America: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.