Early Origins of the Osbrow family
The surname Osbrow was first found in Norfolk
where the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Oxborough, held by Ralph de Limsey, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Listed as Oxborrow at that time, the lands contained 2 Mills, a fishery, and 180 sheep. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "fortification where oxen are kept," from the Old English words "oxa" + "burh." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today, Oxburgh is a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. Oxborough Hall was erected during the reign of Edward IV. This moated country house has been held by the Bedingfeld family by marriage before 1446 and is now owned by the National Trust.
The first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as William de Oxeburgh in Norfolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) A few years later, the Writs of Parliament of 1316 listed Nicholas de Oxeburgh, also in Norfolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Osbrow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osbrow research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1316, 1988, 1450, 1300, 1611, 1678, 1659, 1623, 1586, 1597 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Osbrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Osbrow Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Oxborough, Oxenborough, Oxenberry, Oxborrow, Oxenbury, Oxbury, Ocksenbury, Oxbrow, Oxbury, Oxbry, Oxberry, Oxburgh, Oxburg, Oxenbrig, Oxenbridge, Oxbrigg and many more.
Early Notables of the Osbrow family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Laurence Oxburgh (1611-1678), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659. Thomas Oxborough (died 1623)... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osbrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Osbrow family to Ireland
Some of the Osbrow family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Osbrow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jno Oxbrow, who was on record in Virginia in 1672; Elizabeth Oxborough, a bonded passenger, who came to Barbados or Jamaica in 1716; Alexander Oxbury, who came to New York, NY in 1762.