Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Danby, the name of two parishes in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The place-name Danby is derived from the Old English word dan.
Early Origins of the Tenbay family
Yorkshire at Denby Dale where the first record of the place name was in the Domesday Book where it was listed as Denebi. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) Today Denby Dale is a village and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is known for baking giant pies, a tradition first started in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness.
Alternatively the name could have been derived from Danby, a parish, in the union of Guisborough, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. "This place, which was formerly of considerable importance, was granted by the Conqueror to Robert de Brus, who held of the king in capite, and who built a castle here; which, with the estate, remained with the family till the time of Henry III. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Another branch of the family was found in the parish of Shilton in Warwickshire. "It was formerly the residence of a branch of the Denbigh family, whose ancient mansion is still remaining." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Tenbay family
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Tenbay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tenbay family name include Danby, Danbie, Danbey and others.
Early Notables of the Tenbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tenbay family to Ireland
Some of the Tenbay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tenbay family to the New World and Oceana
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 Tenbay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Hector and Hestor Danby who landed in North Carolina in 1674 are typical of the early Danby settlers to the colonies; Catherine Danby landed in America in 1743.
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