Jewsbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Jewsbury name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Jewsbury family
The surname Jewsbury was first found in Lancashire at Duxbury, a township, in the district chapelry of Adlington, parish of Standish, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland. "Duxbury gave name at an early period to a family, of whom Adam, in the reign of Edward I., held a moiety of the town.'"  A later branch of the family was found in the township of Gransmoor in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There, W. D. Thornton Duesbery, Esq., originally of Skelton, near York is Lord of the Manor and he benevolently had a schoolroom built at his expense. 
Early History of the Jewsbury family
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Jewsbury Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Jewsbury has undergone many spelling variations, including Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.
Early Notables of the Jewsbury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jewsbury family to Ireland
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Migration of the Jewsbury family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Jewsbury were among those contributors: Robert Duxbury who landed in Philadelphia in 1868; Thomas Duxbury landed in the same port in 1872; John Dewsbury arrived in New Jersey in 1677; William Dewsbury arrived in Philadelphia in 1880..
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.