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The name Norby is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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."

Norby Early Origins



The surname Norby 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.

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Norby Spelling Variations


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Norby Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Norby were recorded, including Norbery, Norberry, Norberrie, Norbury, Norbery, Norbry, Norberrey, Norburry, Norburrie, Norbrough, Norbrow and many more.

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Norby Early History


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Norby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norby research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1399, 1413, and 1497 are included under the topic Early Norby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Norby family emigrate to North America:

Norby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Norby arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858
  • Joris C Norby, who landed in Minnesota in 1871
  • Valborg Schriver Norby, who arrived in Minnesota in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norby (post 1700)



  • Fritz Norby (1892-1971), American politician, Mayor of Great Falls, Montana, 1945-47; Member of Montana State House of Representatives, 1951-59
  • Chris Norby, American politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1990-91, 1995-97
  • Albert Norby, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 27th District, 1915-16

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Norby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:05.

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