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The name Horby has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Horby Early Origins



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

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Horby Early History


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Horby Early History



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

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Horby Spelling Variations


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Horby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Horby have been found, including Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.

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Horby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Horby, or a variant listed above:

Horby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876

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