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Darbyshire Coat of Arms / Darbyshire Family Crest

Darbyshire Coat of Arms / Darbyshire Family Crest

The surname of DARBYSHIRE was a locational name "the man from Derbyshire" one who was from the City and County of the name. Local names usually denoted where a man held land. The name originally meant a homestead in a district frequented by wild animals, and was derived from the Old English word DEORABY. Early records of the name mention DEORBY (without surname) listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name was recorded in DERBEIA in Lancashire in 1153. Geoffrey de Derbesire was recorded in Lancashire in the year 1202. Robert de Derbyshire, was documented in the year 1332, in the County of Lancashire. Idonia Darbyschyre of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. John Derbyshire was listed in the Wills at Chester in 1545. The name has many variant spellings which include Darbyshire, Darbishire and Derbyzier. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot. The only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped and flowing garment worn over the armour. The rise of surnames, according to the accepted theory, was due to the Norman Conquest of 1066 when Old English personal-names were rapidly superseded by the new christian names introduced by the Normans. Of these, only a few were really popular and in the 12th century this scarcity of christian names led to the increasing use of surnames to distinguish the numerous individuals of the same name. Some Normans had hereditary surnames before they came to England, but there is evidence that surnames would have developed in England even had there been no Norman Conquest. The development of the feudal system made it essential that the king should know exactly what service each person owed. Payments to and by the exchequer required that debtors and creditors should be particularized, and it became official that each individual acquired exact identification.

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