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Kirby Surname Origin

(Locality). The name of several small towns in England, whence the surname is derived; so called from Kirk, a church, and by, a village or town.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke

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