I have been searching numerous files. I started back in 2000 I think, but gave it up unitl 2005. My great grandfather's name was Endre Thormod Sabby. For some unkown reason one of his 10 children, my grandfather(Walter Ervin Saby), dropped one of the b's and the name became Saby. Just today I found a web site that has the names that are written on tomb stones at a grave yard in Eidford Norway. There are several Sabby's on this list as well as one or two Sebby's The names in Norway are difficult to trace because sometimes the last name of the child is the city that they were born in and other times their last name is is their fathers first name with a son, sen or datter or dauter added at the end of it. Like this, Anders has a son who's name would be Thormo Andersen or Anderson if a female, Sheila Andersdatter. This makes it very difficult to trace a name but not impossible, if you know the children, the father or the wife etc. On some occasions a son or daughter will take the name of the city they were born in as their last name. This usually happened when there were two people in the same town that had the same first name and both of their fathers also had the same first name. Anyway, if you have any luck let me know. You and I may actually be related because of the name changes that happend when they all immigrated to Canada and the US. Another last name that may steer you in the right direction is "Saebo" this too appears to be the name of a city but it appears that it was also changed to Sabby by a person named Oscar Sabby born in 1898. I have a family history for him that spans ahead to now and back to 1626, to a man named Jon Jacobson Varberg (the one who started it all back then)You can Email me at Homeguard@shaw.ca for copies of it all.The only thing I cannot yet find is the name of my great grandfather's father. That name might link me to the 400 year old tree that I have documented.
Darrell C. Saby