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The Risby 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.

Risby Early Origins



The surname Risby 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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Risby Spelling Variations


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Risby Spelling Variations



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

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Risby Early History


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Risby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Risby 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 Risby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Risby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Risby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Risby 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 were:

Risby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Risby, who came to Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Risby, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Risby, who is on record in Virginia in 1636
  • Robert Risby, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • John Risby, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Risby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Risby, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Risby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Frederick Risby (1815-1895), born in Horsley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, was a pioneer settler and farmer of the North West Coast of Tasmania, Australia
  • Andrew Risby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • Louisa Risby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Risby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Risby (post 1700)



  • Dr. Terence H Risby, American Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Bonnie Lou Risby, American education materials researcher and writer
  • Andrew Frederick Risby (1815-1895), English born Australian pioneer settler and farmer of the North West Coast of Tasmania
  • Nick Risby, English radio personality
  • Marie Risby (b. 1955), Swedish Olympic cross country skier

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See Also


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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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Risby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Risby 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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