Early Origins of the Pilsberey family
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 and Wales. 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 Pilsberey family
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Pilsberey Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Pilsberey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pilsberey 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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