The lineage of the name Norbery begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Norbury, in Cheshire
. The first use of the place-name Norbury as a surname occured in the 12th century when Roger Bulkeley adopted the name of his manor in Norbury as his surname. The place-name Norbury is derived from the old English words north,
which meant north, and bury,
which meant fort or manor house. The place-name as a whole means "northern fort" and the surname means "dweller at the northern fort."
Early Origins of the Norbery family
The surname Norbery was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Norbury. They were descended from the distinguished Bulkeleys of Cheshire
when Roger Bulkeley of Norbury adopted the name of his manor at Norbury about the 12th century.
Early History of the Norbery family
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Norbery 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 Norbery has undergone many spelling variations
, including Norbery, Norberry, Norberrie, Norbury, Norbery, Norbry, Norberrey, Norburry, Norburrie, Norbrough, Norbrow and many more.
Early Notables of the Norbery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Norbery family to the New World and Oceana
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 Norbery were among those contributors: John Norbury, who arrived in New York in 1721; Hester Norbury and her husband who settled in New England
in 1750; Edward Norbury, who was sent to America in 1767.
Historic Events for the Norbery family
- Mr. Stephen William Norbery (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp