Early Origins of the Abourne family
The surname Abourne was first found in Surrey
where the family trace their lineage back to Abernon listed in the Domesday Book
having sprang from the fief of that name in Normandy
. He was a tenant
in chief in Surrey
, giving name to Stoke Daubernon. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Guildford and East Mosely, held by Roger de Abernon or Arburnam of Abenon in Calvados, the Norman Baron.
Early History of the Abourne family
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Abourne Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dabernon, Darbernum, Dabernoun, Daberon, Daborne, d'Arborn, Arborn, Arbon, Arboune, Arbouin, Arbernus, Abborne, Aborn, Aborne, Abourne, Aberon and many more.
Early Notables of the Abourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abourne family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Abourne or a variant listed above were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..