The name Horbury is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Horbury family
The surname Horbury was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Horbury family
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Horbury Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Horbury were recorded, including Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horbury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horbury family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Horbury family emigrate to North America:
Horbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Horbury, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Horbury (post 1700)
- Peter Horbury, British car designer currently (2007) in charge of all design for the North American Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury brands
- Terry Horbury, prominent in the American music industry and former member of the band "Dirty Tricks"
- Tim Horbury Ph.D., English Advanced Fellow in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group of Imperial College