The name Neresboroe first arose amongst the 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 Neresboroe originally derived from early residents who adopted the title of this ancient village as part of their surname.
Early Origins of the Neresboroe family
The surname Neresboroe 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 Neresboroe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neresboroe research.Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1273, 1583, 1640 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Neresboroe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Neresboroe Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Neresboroe has appeared include Kneresboro, Knaresborough, Knaresbro and others.
Early Notables of the Neresboroe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Neresboroe family to Ireland
Some of the Neresboroe 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 Neresboroe 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 Neresboroe arrived in North America very early: a number of family members who settled in the New World before the 19th century.