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The history of the Humby family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the place named Humby or in the settlement of Hanby in Welton, which are both in the county of Lincolnshire. The surname Humby belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Humby Early Origins



The surname Humby was first found in Lincolnshire, where they were a major family seated there from ancient times.

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Humby Spelling Variations


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Humby Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Humby include Humby, Humbie, Humbi, Hummby, Hummbie, Hunby, umbye and many more.

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Humby Early History


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Humby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Humby research. Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1662, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Humby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Humby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Humby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Humby 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Humby or a variant listed above: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Humby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Humby (post 1700)



  • Stephen Humby (b. 1978), English stage and screen actor
  • Harry Robinson Humby (1879-1923), British winner of a gold and two sliver Olympic medals for shooting at 1908 and 1912 games
  • Trevor Humby Ph.D., of the Behavioral Genetics Group in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Stewart Humby, British Senior Accident Investigator at the Ergonomics & Safety Research Institute of Loughborough University
  • Baxter Humby, also known as "The One Arm Bandit" is the current International Muay Thai Council World Super Welterweight Champion

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Humby Historic Events


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Humby Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Percy Kenneth George Humby, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frederick Humby (d. 1912), aged 16, English Plate Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Humby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Humby 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 15 April 2016 at 01:35.

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