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The Risbee 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.

Risbee Early Origins



The surname Risbee 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 [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)
. 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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Risbee Spelling Variations


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Risbee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Risby, Risbie, Riseby, Ryseby, Rysby, Risbye and others.

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Risbee Early History


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Risbee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Risbee research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1112, 1167, 1202, 1598, 1617, 1489, 1534 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Risbee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Risbee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Risbee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Risbee 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



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.

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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)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Risbee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Risbee 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.

This page was last modified on 29 September 2014 at 12:44.

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