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The name Bourn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived at or near a local stream or a spring. Bourn is a small village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire. The population of the parish was 1,764 people at the time of the 2001 census. Bourn Castle was located there and originally consisted of wooden buildings on an earthwork enclosure which was erected during the reign of William the Conqueror. This was burnt down during the reign of Henry III. In the early 16th century Bourn Hall was built on part of the site.

Bourn Early Origins



The surname Bourn was first found in Lincolnshire at Bourne, a market town and civil parish in the South Kesteven district which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Brune. The place name was derived from the Old English word burna or perhaps the Old Scandinavian word brunnr. The aforementioned Bourn in South Cambridgeshire also dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed at that time as Brune. It has a similar origin. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Bourne Abbey is in Bourne, Lincolnshire dates back to before Domesday Book in 1086. At that time, it was listed as "half a church" and had a priest. In other words, it was a small church but standards of those days. Bourne Abbey and the surrounding area was held by Ogier the Breton and was a major fishery holding at the time 2,500 eels. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Bourn Spelling Variations


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Bourn Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bourn has been spelled many different ways, including Bourne, Borne, Bourn and others.

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Bourn Early History


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Bourn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourn research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1679, 1611, 1690, 1648 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Bourn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Ralph Bourne of Hilderstan Hall; Immanuel Bourne (1590-1679), English divine from East Haddon, Northamptonshire; Nehemiah Bourne ( c. 1611-1690), an...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourn In Ireland


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Bourn In Ireland



Some of the Bourn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bourns to arrive in North America:

Bourn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bourn settled in Barbados with his wife and sons in 1680

Bourn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharina Bourn, who arrived in America in 1738
  • Hans Jacob Bourn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Mary Bourn who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774

Bourn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julianne Bourn, who arrived in North America in 1853
  • Leopold Bourn, who arrived in North America in 1855
  • Peter Bourn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1867

Bourn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Bourn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Bourn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Bourn landed in Turanganui, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourn (post 1700)



  • Augustus Osborn Bourn (1834-1925), American politician and governor of Rhode Island
  • Helen D. Bourn, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Exeter; Elected 1938
  • Augustus Osborn Bourn (1834-1925), American politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate, 1876-83, 1886-88; Governor of Rhode Island, 1883-85; U.S. Consul General in Rome, 1889-93
  • Sir John Bourn, officer of the British House of Commons, holder of the office of Comptroller and Auditor General
  • Michael R Bourn (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Haec omnia transeunt
Motto Translation: All these things pass away.


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Bourn Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Bourn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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