The ancestors of the name Horberay date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Horberay family lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Horberay family
The surname Horberay was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Horberay family
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Horberay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Horberay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Horberay include: Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horberay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horberay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Horberay or a variant listed above: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.