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Where did the English Roxburgh family come from? What is the English Roxburgh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Roxburgh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Roxburgh family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roxburgh, Roxborough, Rocksburgh, Rocksborough, Roxborow, Roxborows, Roxboroes, Roxbrow, Roxburg, Rocksburg, Roxburch, Rokesburg, Rokesburgh, Rokesby and many more.
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.  Roxby is a parish in Lincolnshire and a chapelry in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire family originally spelt their name Rooksby and sometimes as Rokeby. 
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Roxburgh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roxburgh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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
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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