The ancient roots of the Horburey family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Horburey comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Horburey family
The surname Horburey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Horburey family
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Horburey Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Horburey has appeared include Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horburey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horburey family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Horburey arrived in North America very early: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.