The Reresbey surname is thought to have been derived from the various places so named in Britain. There is a village of Risby in Suffolk
that was founded in 979; as well as villages in Lincolnshire
, and East Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Reresbey family
The surname Reresbey was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire
at Risby, which is now a deserted village. However, the place name does date back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Risebi CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. The surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Risby who was an unknown Norman noble who held the estates from the Archbishop of York. The place name literally means "farmstead or village among the brushwood or by a clearing." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Reresbey family
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Reresbey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Risby, Risbie, Riseby, Ryseby, Rysby, Risbye and others.
Early Notables of the Reresbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reresbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Risby, who came to Virginia in 1623; Robert Risby, who is on record in Virginia in 1636; Jno Risby, who settled in Virginia in 1666; Paul Risby, who came to Maryland in 1675.