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Quinby Early Origins



The surname Quinby was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Quenby, held by Richard from Robert de Tosny or Tonei, the chief tenant, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Quinby Spelling Variations


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Quinby Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Quinby family name include Quenby, Quinby, Quimby, Quemby, Quynby, Querenby, Quarmby, Quesenberry, Quisenberry, Quisnby, Quesnby, Quymby and many more.

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Quinby Early History


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Quinby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinby research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1934 is included under the topic Early Quinby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quinby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quinby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quinby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Quinby family to immigrate North America:

Quinby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Quinby, who settled in Connecticut in 1663

Quinby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W J Quinby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Henry Hubbard Quinby, who came to California in 1884
  • Herbert Quinby, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1896

Quinby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edw. M. Quinby, aged 55, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • John G. Quinby, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Janette Lawson Quinby, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Henry D. Quinby, aged 41, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Edward Quinby, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quinby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Albert C. Quinby, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quinby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quinby (post 1700)



  • Edwin Jenyss Quinby, American retired naval lieutenant commander who published a 24-page expose which identified The General Motors streetcar conspiracy, which exposed companies that purchased and then dismantled American streetcar and electric train systems in the 1930s to have them replaced with gasoline and diesel running vehicles
  • William E. Quinby (1835-1908), American newspaper publisher and diplomat, U.S. Minister to the Netherlands (1893-1897)
  • Charles Fenton Mercer Spotswood Quinby (1899-1988), American breaststroke competitive swimmer at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Isaac Ferdinand Quinby (1821-1891), U.S. Union general during the American Civil War
  • Henry Brewer Quinby (1846-1924), American physician, businessman and politician, 52nd Governor of New Hampshire (1909-1911)
  • Ivory Quinby (1817-1869), American businessman, one of the earliest benefactors of Monmouth College
  • Moses Quinby (1810-1875), one of the first commercial beekeepers in the United States,inventor of the modern bee smoker with bellows

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Quinby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quinby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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