Early Origins of the Pilesbury family
The surname Pilesbury was first found in Pilsbury, a hamlet in Derbyshire
that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Pilsberie. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
At that time, the lands were property of Henry de Ferrers (also known as Henri de Ferrières), a Norman soldier from a noble Norman family from Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire, Eure in Upper Normandy
. He lost his brother William (Guillaume) in the battle but he survived to be granted 210 manors throughout England
. The place name literally means "fortified place of a man called Pil," from the Old English personal name
+ "burh." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Pilsbury Castle was a Norman motte-and-bailey castle located nearby the village overlooking the River Dove.
Early History of the Pilesbury family
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Pilesbury Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pilbury, Pilsbury, Pillsbury, Pilesbury and others.
Early Notables of the Pilesbury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pilesbury family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Pilborow, who was on record in Annapolis, MD in 1685; and Daniel Pilborough, age 17, who came to Maryland or Virginia in 1719.