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Roxburgh Early Origins



The surname Roxburgh was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say, the 11th century. One of the first on record was Adam of Roxburgh in 1153, who must have been close to the royal court in that he witnessed a charter by King David to Cambuskenneth Abbey. Similarly, Richard Roxburgh witnessed grants made by Richard, Bishop of St. Andrews from 1163 onward. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Roxby is a parish in Lincolnshire and a chapelry in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire family originally spelt their name Rooksby and sometimes as Rokeby. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Roxburgh Spelling Variations


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Roxburgh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roxburgh, Roxborough, Rocksburgh, Rocksborough, Roxborow, Roxborows, Roxboroes, Roxbrow, Roxburg, Rocksburg, Roxburch, Rokesburg, Rokesburgh, Rokesby and many more.

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Roxburgh Early History


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Roxburgh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roxburgh research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1299 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Roxburgh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roxburgh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roxburgh Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Roxburgh 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:

Roxburgh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Roxburgh settled in New York in 1775
  • Robert Roxburgh, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roxburgh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roxburgh (post 1700)



  • James Henry "Jim" Roxburgh (1858-1934), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1884 to 1887
  • James William Roxburgh (1921-2007), English Anglican bishop, Bishop of Barking (1983-1990)
  • Edwin Roxburgh (b. 1937), English composer, conductor and oboist
  • Alexander White "Alec" Roxburgh (1910-1985), English professional football goalkeeper who played from 1928 to 1947
  • Vice-Admiral Sir John Roxburgh (1919-2004), British Royal Navy officer, Flag Officer, Plymouth in 1969 and Flag Officer Submarines (19691972)
  • John Roxburgh (1901-1965), Scottish footballer
  • John Roxburgh (1932-1993), Australian racing driver, Winner of the Philip Island 500 in 1960
  • John Maxwell "Jack" Roxburgh (1901-1975), Canadian politician, Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons, Member of Parliament for Norfolk (1962-1968)
  • John Fergusson "J.F." Roxburgh (1888-1954), Scottish schoolmaster and author, first headmaster of Stowe School
  • Doug Roxburgh (b. 1951), Canadian accountant, winner of the Canadian Amateur Golf Championship four times, inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tam audax quam fidelis
Motto Translation: I am as faithful as I am strong


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Roxburgh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roxburgh 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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