Early Origins of the Roxbury family
The surname Roxbury was first found in Roxburghshire
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. 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. 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 Roxbury family
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Roxbury 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 Roxbury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roxbury family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Roxburgh
settled in New York in 1775; Alexander Roxbrough arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846; Frederick Roxbrough arrived Philadelphia in 1870.
The Roxbury 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