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The ancestors of the Mayberry family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Cheshire, at the manor of Marbury, from whence they took their name.

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The surname Mayberry was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Marbury. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086, these estates and village were held by William Malbank, who held them from Earl Harold.

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Marbury, Marburie, Marberrie, Marberry, Merbury, Marburry, Marburrie, Marbery, Marberie and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayberry research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1528, 1626, 1404, 1425, 1414, 1555, 1611 and are included under the topic Early Mayberry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayberry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Mayberry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mayberry or a variant listed above:

Mayberry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Alexander Mayberry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • Samuel Mayberry, who landed in Colorado in 1888
  • Henry Mayberry, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Castlebar, in 1893
  • Jno. Mayberry, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Castlebar, in 1893
  • Emma Mayberry, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1895


Mayberry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • John Mayberry, who arrived in Colorado in 1902
  • James Mayberry, aged 30, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1905
  • Alice Mayberry, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Charles H. Mayberry, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Dkibbereen, Ireland, in 1907
  • John Mayberry, aged 29, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1907


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  • Willard Mayberry, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1948
  • Virgil Mayberry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • Samuel Mayberry, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1847-49
  • Patricia Mayberry, American politician, Representative from New York, 1980 (28th District), 1982 (23rd District)
  • Michael Mayberry, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Henderson, Nevada, 2009
  • Harold R. Mayberry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • H. H. Mayberry, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908
  • George L. Mayberry, American politician, Mayor of Waltham, Massachusetts, 1890-91
  • Franklin H. Mayberry (b. 1860), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1895-96, 1903-04, 1923-24; Member of Connecticut State Senate 4th District, 1905-06
  • Florence Mayberry, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1940

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  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Mayberry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mayberry 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.

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