The Horburay name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Horburay family
The surname Horburay was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Horburay family
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Horburay Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Horburay has undergone many spelling variations
, including Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horburay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horburay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Horburay were among those contributors: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.