Early Origins of the Orby family
The surname Orby 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Orby family
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Orby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Orby, Orbie, Orbee, Orreby, Orrebey, Orrebie and many more.
Early Notables of the Orby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Orrebey who settled in Massachusetts in 1720.
Contemporary Notables of the name Orby (post 1700)
- Sir George Orby Wombwell (1832-1913), 4th Baronet, Lord Wombwell of Wombwell, Yorkshire, High Sheriff of Yorkshire
- Sir Terence Orby Conran (b. 1931), English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer