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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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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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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