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The name Oldbury has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived as inhabitants in a wooded region.

Oldbury Early Origins



The surname Oldbury was first found in Yorkshire at Holtby, a village and civil parish near York. The place dates back to at least the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Holtebi or Boltebi and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Holti" derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name + by. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Ainderby Mires with Holtby is a civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire and this civil parish also dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Eltebi or Heltebi.

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Oldbury Early History


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Oldbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oldbury research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1303, 1553 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Oldbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oldbury Spelling Variations


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Oldbury Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Oldbury have been found, including Holtby, Holteby and others.

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Oldbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oldbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oldbury 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oldbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Oldbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884
  • Sarah Oldbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884
  • Harriet Oldbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884

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