Seabury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Seabury is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Sebright in the county of Essex which was later known as Great Seabright in Great Beddow in Essex. This surname is also of patronymic origin in that it was originally derived from the baptismal name Seabert, taken from the Old English personal name Saebeorht.

Sebert, Saberet or Saba (died 616?) was the first Christian king of the East- Saxons, son of Sledda, king of the East- Saxons. Sebert is said to have founded Westminster Abbey, but this is a late legend. "In 1308 a tomb, said to be that of Sebert, was opened in Westminster Abbey for the purpose of translating the relics, and the right hand and forearm of the body were found undecayed." [1]

Early Origins of the Seabury family

The surname Seabury was first found in Essex where "William Sebright of Sebright, in Much Beddow, living in the reign of Henry II is the ancestor of this ancient family who removed into this county (Worcestershire) at a very early period." [2]

Early History of the Seabury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seabury research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1658, 1645, 1679, 1668, 1702, 1692, 1736, 1706, 1764, 1729 and 1796 are included under the topic Early Seabury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seabury Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Seabury family name include Seabright, Sebright, Seabricks, Sebricks and others.

Early Notables of the Seabury family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Edward Sebright, 1st Baronet (c. 1585-c. 1658) of Besford in the County of Worcester, High Sheriff of Worcestershire; Sir Edward Sebright, 2nd Baronet (c. 1645-1679); Sir Edward Sebright, 3rd Baronet (1668-1702)...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seabury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Seabury migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Seabury surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Seabury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Seabury, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639 [3]
  • Samuel Seabury, who arrived in New England in 1660 [3]
Seabury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Seabury, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Seabury (post 1700) +

  • Paul Seabury (1923-1990), American political scientist and foreign policy consultant
  • Ynez Seabury (1907-1973), American actress of the stage, silent and early sound film era, known for The Sunbeam (1912), Vasco, the Vampire (1914) and The Royal Bluff (1931)
  • George John Seabury (1844-1909), American chemist and pharmacist who founded the firm of Seabury and Johnson in 1885; he co-developed what would later become known as the Johnson & Johnson Band-aid
  • David Seabury (1885-1960), American psychologist, author, and lecturer
  • Samuel Seabury (1801-1872), American clergyman and author
  • Ruth Isabel Seabury (1892-1955), American missionary, writer and educator
  • Rt. Rev. Samuel Seabury (1729-1796), the first American Episcopal bishop, first Bishop of Connecticut
  • Kevin Seabury (b. 1973), English professional footballer
  • David Seabury, Canadian tradesman, judge and politician who represented Annapolis County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1785 and 1786
  • Samuel Seabury (1873-1958), New York judge and politician

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, 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) on Facebook
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