Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
There are already 270 genealogy profiles with the Harby surname on Geni. Join now to find your relatives.

Harby Genealogy and Harby Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index


view all


  • Anna Angell (c.1529 - d.)
  • Bennet de Irby / Harby (1415 - 1440)
  • Isaac Harby I (deceased)
    It has long been believed by many Harby descendants that Isaac Harby II's grandfather, Isaac I was the son or grandson of Sir Clement Harby, a British diplomat and the British Consul to Morea and Zante...
  • ? Harby (deceased)
  • A. Tobias Harby (1836 - 1860)

About the Harby surname

The surname Harby (Harbie) was an anglicization adopted by Isaac Harbie when he settled in England sometime around the 1730s. He had fled Fez, Morocco, where he was lapidary to the sultan. Jacob R. Marcus speculates in the Jewish Encylopedia that the original Sephardic name was Arbib. I believe the name may well have been Ben Haroubi (aka Ben Harubi) or Haroubi (aka Harubi). See the NAF Search Engine at, which cites Toledano and Laredo (#546 and #547). There was a rabbi Yitzhak Haroubi in Morocco. Another Sepharic surname was Harab. Posted by William A. Marjenhoff