Early Origins of the Sorby family
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.
Early History of the Sorby family
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Sorby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sorby, Sorbie, Sowerby, Sowerbie, Sowersby, Sorebi, Soreby and many more.
Early Notables of the Sorby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sorby family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Sorby (post 1700)
- Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908), English microscopist and geologist, eponym of the lunar Dorsa Sorby