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Sorby Early Origins



The surname Sorby was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Sorby and the parish, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The first record of the name was in the Wigtonshire now called the parish of Sorby. Many of the family moved from here to the parish of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. Sorbie is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Sorbie Tower lies in Wigtownshire, about a mile out of the village of Sorbie on the Garlieston Road. The old stone structure is in ruins today but stands close to Sorbie Motte, an earlier Pictish wood fort dating back to the 1100's.

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Sorby Spelling Variations


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Sorby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sorby, Sorbie, Sowerby, Sowerbie, Sowersby, Sorebi, Soreby and many more.

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Sorby Early History


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Sorby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sorby research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Sorby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sorby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sorby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sorby Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sorby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Sorby who settled in Philadelphia in 1843
  • William Sorby, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorby (post 1700)



  • Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908), English microscopist and geologist, eponym of the lunar Dorsa Sorby

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Sorby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sorby 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2015 at 19:29.

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