Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Naresbro originally derived from early residents who adopted the title of this ancient village as part of their surname.
Early Origins of the Naresbro family
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 Naresbro family
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Naresbro Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Naresbro has appeared include Kneresboro, Knaresborough, Knaresbro and others.
Early Notables of the Naresbro family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Naresbro family to Ireland
Some of the Naresbro family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Naresbro family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Naresbro arrived in North America very early: a number of family members who settled in the New World before the 19th century.
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