Horribynn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Horribynn originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the name Rabin or Robin, which are pet forms of the personal name Robert. The name is preceded the Old English prefix har, which means gray. Hence, the surname Horribynn literally means gray Rabin or gray Robin. [1]

Early Origins of the Horribynn family

The surname Horribynn was first found in the parish of Taxal, Derbyshire at Horobin. [2]

A very rare name, we did find some late entries for the family in Cheshire. The Wills at Chester list John Horabin, of Westhoughton, 1591; Thomas Horabin, of Bolton, 1612; Richard Horrobin, of Bolton, 1633; and William Horrobin, of Little Bolton, 1633. "It will be seen that the Bolton Horobins first became Horrobin, and then Harrobin, as they exist to-day." [2]

Early History of the Horribynn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horribynn research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1596, 1612, 1618, 1633, 1696, 1790, 1783, 1713 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Horribynn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horribynn 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 Horribynn has appeared include Horrobin, Horrabin, Horobin, Horabin, Harrobin, Harrabin, Harobin, Harbin, Harbine, Harbyn, Harbynn, Horbyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Horribynn family (pre 1700)

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West Indies Horribynn migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Horribynn Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Richard Horribynn, who arrived in St. Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635
  • Mr. Richard Horribynn, (b. 1604), aged 31, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Matthew" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 [4]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  4. ^ Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's (Retrieved October 4th 2021, retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)


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