The ancestors of the Husbynd family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Husbynd is for a peasant farmer.
The name was originally derived from the Old English husband,
which meant one who tills soil.
The modern connotations of the word appeared much later.
Early Origins of the Husbynd family
The surname Husbynd was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where lands were granted to them by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Early History of the Husbynd family
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Husbynd Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Husbynd have been found, including Husband, Husbands, Husbants, Husborne and others.
Early Notables of the Husbynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Husbynd family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Husbynd were among those contributors: Thomas and Mary Husband, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Samuel Husbants, who settled in Barbados in 1675 with his wife and servants; Christopher Husband, who settled in Maryland in 1731.