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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Horberray come from when the family resided in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Horberray Early Origins



The surname Horberray was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

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Horberray Spelling Variations


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Horberray Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Horberray has been recorded under many different variations, including Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.

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Horberray Early History


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Horberray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horberray research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1335 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Horberray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horberray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horberray Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horberray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Horberray or a variant listed above: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Horberray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horberray Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 March 2014 at 16:19.

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