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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. [1]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 and Wales. The place name literally means "fortified place of a man called Pil," from the Old English personal name + "burh." [2]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.

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Early History of the Pilesbury family

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Early History of the Pilesbury family


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Pilesbury Spelling Variations

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Pilesbury Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pilbury, Pilsbury, Pillsbury, Pilesbury and others.

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Early Notables of the Pilesbury family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Pilesbury family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pilesbury family to the New World and Oceana

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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.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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