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Horbiray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Horbiray family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Horbiray family

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

Early History of the Horbiray family

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Horbiray Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Horbiray include Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.

Early Notables of the Horbiray family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Horbiray family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Horbiray were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.

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