Roxby Family History
Roxby Name Meaning
English (Durham): habitational name from any of the three places called Roxby in North Yorkshire (in Thornton Dale Hinderwell and Pickhill) or perhaps less frequently from Roxby (Lincolnshire). The places in Thornton Dale and Hinderwell (North Yorkshire) are named with the Old Norse personal name Rauthr (genitive Rauz) + Old Norse bȳ ‘farmstead village’. The places in Pickhill (North Yorkshire) and Lincolnshire are named with the Old Norse personal name Hrókr (genitive Hróks) + bȳ.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press