name Sudberray comes from when the family resided in one of the settlements called Sudbury in the counties of Derbyshire
, Middlesex, and Suffolk
. The surname Sudberray belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Sudberray family
The surname Sudberray was first found in Suffolk
at Sudbury, a borough and market-town, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred
of Babergh. "This place, originally called South Burgh, is of great antiquity, and at the period of the Norman survey was of considerable importance, having a market and a mint. A colony of the Flemings who were introduced into this country by Edward III. for the purpose of establishing the manufacture of woollen-cloth, settled here, and that branch of trade continued to flourish for some time. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Domesday Book
survey in 1086 A.D. list Sudbury as being held by William the Chamberlain and Otto the Goldsmith from the King. The village consisted of a mill, a market, 2 horses, 24 pigs, and 120 sheep. It is the site of the ancient church of St. Gregory's founded by St. Felix in the 7th century. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
One of the first records of the names was Hugh de Suthberia who was listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1159. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list: Robert de Sudbyr in Norfolk; and Ralph de Sudebyre in Essex
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Sudberray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sudberray research.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1431, 1375 and 1381 are included under the topic Early Sudberray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sudberray Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sudberray has been recorded under many different variations, including Sudbury, Sudbery, Sudberry, Sudberey and others.
Early Notables of the Sudberray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sudberray family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sudberray or a variant listed above: Robert Sudbery who settled in Virginia in 1638.