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Orbell Early Origins



The surname Orbell was first found in Lincolnshire at Orby, a village and civil parish in the marshes of the Lincolnshire coast. The place dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Heresbi, land held at the time by the Bishop of Durham. By 1115, the place name had evolved to Orreby and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Orri," derived from the Old Scandanavian perosnal name + by. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Orbell Spelling Variations


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Orbell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Orby, Orbie, Orbee, Orreby, Orrebey, Orrebie and many more.

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Orbell Early History


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Orbell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orbell research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 165 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Orbell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orbell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orbell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Orbell 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:

Orbell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Orbell, aged 47, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Catherine Orbell, aged 42, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Emily Orbell, aged 21, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Fanny Orbell, aged 19, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Mary Orbell, aged 17, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orbell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orbell (post 1700)



  • Geoffrey Buckland Orbell MBE (1908-2007), New Zealand physician and bush walker, best known for his rediscovery of the takahē, a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand in 1948
  • David Rodney Orbell (b. 1963), Australian freestyle swimmer at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Orbell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orbell 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.

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