Early Origins of the Orebay family
The surname Orebay 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 Orebay family
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Orebay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Orby, Orbie, Orbee, Orreby, Orrebey, Orrebie and many more.
Early Notables of the Orebay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orebay 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.