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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.

Horbury Early Origins



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

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Horbury Spelling Variations


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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.

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Horbury Early History


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Horbury Early History



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

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Horbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horbury 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horbury (post 1700)


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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

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Horbury Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Horbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horbury 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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