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Norbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Norbury comes from the family having resided 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 Norbury family


The surname Norbury 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 Norbury family


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Norbury Spelling Variations


Norbury has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Norbery, Norberry, Norberrie, Norbury, Norbery, Norbry, Norberrey, Norburry, Norburrie, Norbrough, Norbrow and many more.

Early Notables of the Norbury family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Norbury family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Norburys to arrive on North American shores:

Norbury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Norbury, who arrived in New York in 1721
  • John Norbury, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1721 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Capt. Norbury, who landed in Georgia in 1741 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hester Norbury and her husband who settled in New England in 1750
  • Edward Norbury, who was sent to America in 1767
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Norbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Norbury, aged 26, who settled in America from Birkenhead, in 1899

Norbury Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gertrude Kathleen Norbury, aged 26, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Eileen Norbury, aged 3, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1912
  • Mary Norbury, aged 33, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1912
  • Cecil John Norbury, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1913
  • Annie Norbury, aged 26, who landed in America from Marchfield, England, in 1913
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Norbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Norbury, aged 37, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

Norbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Mary Norbury, (b. 1838), aged 25, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Peter Norbury, (b. 1838), aged 25, British labourer travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Edith Norbury, (b. 1860), aged 3, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Elizabeth Norbury, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Unicorn" in 1881

Contemporary Notables of the name Norbury (post 1700)


  • Duncan Victor Norbury (1887-1972), English all-round sportsman
  • Chris Norbury (b. 1986), English professional snooker player

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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