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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Salisbury family lived in Wiltshire, at Salisbury, from where their name is derived.

Salisbury Early Origins



The surname Salisbury was first found in Wiltshire at Salisbury, a cathedral city that dates back to c. 900 when it was listed as Searobyrg. Over one hundred years later, the Domesday Book lists the place name as Sarisberie, much closer phonetically to today's name. The place name literally means "stronghold at Sorvio, " from the Old English words burgh + the Celtic name Sorviodunum. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Salisbury Cathedral is one of the most famous cathedrals in Britain; its spire can be seen for miles. Moreover, it is now home to pages from the Magna Carta which is on public display. "Edward de Sarisberie, sometimes called Edward Vicecomes was a great tenant in chief in Wiltshire and other counties, at the making of the Domesday [Book]. He was a younger son of Walter de Evreux (Devereux) one of the few instances in those early times of a Norman family with a Saxon name. " [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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Salisbury Spelling Variations


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Salisbury Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Salisbury, Salesbury, Sallsbury, Salusbury and many more.

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Salisbury Early History


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Salisbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salisbury research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1580, 1660, 1621, 1622, 1612, 1643, 1684, 1661, 1685, 1685, 1626, 1640, 1643 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Salisbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salisbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Salisbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Salesbury (1580-1660), a Welsh privateer in the East Indies, poet and politician born near Denbigh, North Wales who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622, Governor of Denbigh Castle; Sir Thomas Salusbury, 2nd Baronet (1612-1643), a Welsh...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salisbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salisbury In Ireland


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Salisbury In Ireland



Some of the Salisbury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Salisbury or a variant listed above:

Salisbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Salisbury settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Roger Salisbury settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Roger Salisbury, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Robert Salisbury, who arrived in Virginia in 1646
  • William Salisbury, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salisbury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Salisbury settled in Georgia in 1775
  • Charles Salisbury, aged 30, arrived in Georgia in 1775

Salisbury Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Leonard Daytator Salisbury, who landed in Canada in 1840

Salisbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Salisbury, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872
  • Sarah Salisbury, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872
  • Fanny Salisbury arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872
  • John Salisbury, aged 38, a shepherd, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Mary Salisbury, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Salisbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Salisbury (post 1700)



  • Jacob Salisbury, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Clay County, 1883
  • John H. Salisbury, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1858
  • John W. Salisbury, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 8th District, 1925
  • Larry Salisbury, American politician, Mayor of Ecorse, Michigan, 2004-05
  • Laurence Eustis Salisbury (b. 1894), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Kobe, 1922-24; Nagasaki, 1924-25; U.S. Consul in Nagasaki, 1925; Kobe, 1925-26
  • Lester H. Salisbury, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1886; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1888, 1896
  • Mary Salisbury, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1992, 1994
  • Mason Salisbury, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oswego County 3rd District, 1861
  • Walter W. Salisbury Sr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 9th District, 1964
  • William Monroe Salisbury (1865-1928), American politician, Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky, 1914-17, 1921-25
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Salisbury Historic Events


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Salisbury Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frank Salisbury, British Ordinary Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Frank Salisbury, British Ordinary Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William Percy Salisbury, British Joiner 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Salisbury


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Suggested Readings for the name Salisbury



  • Travels Around America by Harrison Evans Salisbury.

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Salisbury Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

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