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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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. 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).
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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.

This page was last modified on 21 January 2014 at 08:21.

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