The present generation of the Narborough family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Knaresborough. Before the Norman Conquest
of 1066 these lands existed as noble property of the Saxons
. After 1066, Serlo de Burgh received these lands as a gift from William the conqueror. The surname Narborough originally derived from early residents who adopted the title of this ancient village as part of their surname.
Early Origins of the Narborough family
The surname Narborough was first found in North Yorkshire
, at Knaresborough, an old and historic market town, spa town and civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Chenaresburg and literally meant "stronghold of a man called Cenheard," from the Old English personal name
+ burgh. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Knaresborough Castle is today a ruined fortress, but it too dates back to early Norman times when it was thought to have been built by a Norman Baron
around c.1100. By 1205, King John took control of Knareborough Castle as he regarded Knaresborough as an important northern fortress.
Early History of the Narborough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Narborough research.Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1273, 1583, 1640 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Narborough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Narborough Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Narborough include Kneresboro, Knaresborough, Knaresbro and others.
Early Notables of the Narborough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Narborough family to Ireland
Some of the Narborough family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Narborough family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Narborough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edward Narborough, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CASPAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Caspar.htm