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Orbison Early Origins



The surname Orbison 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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Orbison Spelling Variations


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Orbison Spelling Variations



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

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Orbison Early History


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Orbison Early History



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

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Orbison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orbison Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Orbison 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 or some of its variants were: Richard Orrebey who settled in Massachusetts in 1720.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orbison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orbison (post 1700)



  • Barbara Orbison (1950-2011), née Barbara Anne Marie Wellhöner Jakobs, a German-born, American entrepreneur, music producer/publisher, widow of Roy Orbison
  • William Orbison (1909-1981), American psychologist, known for his Orbison illusion, an optical illusion where straight lines appear distorted
  • Roy Kelton Orbison (1936-1988), nicknamed The Big O, an American singer-songwriter, known for his many hits including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman", inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987

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Citations


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

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Orbison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orbison 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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