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Orbey Early Origins



The surname Orbey 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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Orbey Early History


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Orbey Early History



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

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Orbey Spelling Variations


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Orbey Spelling Variations



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

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Orbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orbey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Orrebey who settled in Massachusetts in 1720.

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