- This interesting surname is of English locational origin from either of two places thus called in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The placenames are recorded respectively in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Herdebi and Herdrebi and the first element either derives from the old Scandinavian "hiorth" meaning herd, flock or the old Norse personal name "Herrothr", old Danish personal name "Heroth". The second element is the old Scandinavian "by" meaning a village or homestead. The surname is first recorded in the latter half of the 16th Century (see below). On June 18th 1570, Thomazin, daughter of Thomas Harby, was christened in St. Dunstans, Stepney, the marriage of Elizabeth Harby to William Avery, took place on December 13th 1573, at St. Michael's, Cornhill, and John Harby married Ann Saltonstall, on February 28th 1575 at St. Dunstan in the East, London. A coat of arms granted to the Harby family depicts a red shield with an ermine jaggged fess and ten silver billets, four in chief and six in base. On the crest there is the top half of a black eagle with expanded wings. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Harbye, (marriage to Ann Morden), which was dated April 20th 1564, St. Michael's, Cornhill, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Harby — is the name of these places in England: *Harby, Leicestershire *Harby, Nottinghamshirein Sweden: *Harby, Sweden … Wikipedia
Harby — Original name in latin Hrby Name in other language Haarby, Harby, Hrby State code DK Continent/City Europe/Copenhagen longitude 55.21502 latitude 10.12262 altitude 11 Population 2400 Date 2012 01 17 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
Hårby — Sp Hòrbiu nkt. Ap Hårby L Danija … Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė
HARBY, ISAAC — (1788–1828), U.S. author, journalist, teacher, and pioneer of Reform Judaism. Harby was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He became both teacher and journalist at the age of 16. He then began to study law, but the death of his father in 1805… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Harby Junior High — School General Information Harby Junior high is a school in the Alvin Independent School District, or AISD. Construction on the school started in 1979 and was opened to the public in 1980. It is located on… … Wikipedia
Harby, Leicestershire — Harby is a village in the English county of Leicestershire.It is in the far north east of the county in the Vale of Belvoir, nine miles north of the town of Melton Mowbray and close to the route of the Grantham Canal where a wharf was formerly… … Wikipedia
HARBY, LEVI MYERS — (1793–1870), U.S. naval officer. Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Harby joined the navy as a boy and was captured by the British during the war of 1812. He was cashiered from the navy in 1836 for siding with the secessionist Texans but was… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Hårby Sogn — Vorlage:Infobox Ort in Dänemark/Wartung/Fläche fehltVorlage:Infobox Ort in Dänemark/Wartung/Höhe fehlt Hårby … Deutsch Wikipedia
Harby, Nottinghamshire — Infobox UK place official name= Harby country= England region= East Midlands population= os grid reference= SK880707 latitude= 53.226205 longitude= 0.680919 map type = Nottinghamshire post town= Newark on Trent postcode area= NG postcode district … Wikipedia
Harby and Stathern railway station — Infobox UK disused station name = Harby Stathern gridref = SK879713 caption = manager = Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway owner = LNER and LMS Joint locale = Harby borough = Melton, Leicestershire platforms = 2 years = 15… … Wikipedia