The name Tarby arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Tarby comes from the Norman given name Terbert.
Early Origins of the Tarby family
The surname Tarby was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
. The definition that the name was derived from the name of a fish can be discounted as Victorian historians whimsical nonsense. The family held a family seat
and was a noble name during the time of King Richard 1st (about 1190 A.D.) and all indications are that this was a Norman name which appeared in the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey of England
taken by Duke William of Normandy
in the year 1086 A.D., after his conquest of England
in 1066 A.D. and appears as Turbert, a person holding lands.
Early History of the Tarby family
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Tarby 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 Turbutt, Turbott, Turbert, Turbett, Turbot and many more.
Early Notables of the Tarby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tarby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tarby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Tarby, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
- Mary Tarby, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland