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Re: Mabray Name Country of Origin
Posted by: James Mabrey Date: February 14, 2001 at 13:56:01
In Reply to: Mabray Name Country of Origin by Larry Mabra of 93

In the absence of information how about some wild speculation? Can we assume that Mabray is part of the Mabry/Mayberry/Mabrey group, or do you suspect a separate origin? I believe that most everyone agrees to a British Isles origin for those, likely from Maybury. There is apparently a Maesbury in England which may or may not have anything to do with Maybury. I think I read somewhere that Maesbury meant "dweller at the tribal hill" or something like that. Alternatively, if you think that Mabray might descend from Mowbray/Moubray then these seem to be traceable to the Normans of the Norman Conquest. These seem likely to be quite separate from the Mabry crowd according to what I am told. Note that all of this is pretty much hearsay.


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