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Roxburgh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Roxburgh family


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.

Early History of the Roxburgh family


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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.

Early Notables of the Roxburgh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Roxburgh family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roxburgh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Roxburgh, who settled in New York in 1775
  • Robert Roxburgh, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1775 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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
  • William Roxburgh (1751-1815), Scottish surgeon and botanist, born at Underwood, Craigie, Ayrshire, known for his work in India describing species and working on economic botany
  • Vice-Admiral Sir John Roxburgh (1919-2004), British Royal Navy officer, Flag Officer, Plymouth in 1969 and Flag Officer Submarines (1969–1972)
  • 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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Roxburgh 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


  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.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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