Bourne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Bourne name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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.
Early Origins of the Bourne family
The surname Bourne 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. 
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. 
Early History of the Bourne family
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Bourne Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bourne were recorded, including Bourne, Borne, Bourn and others.
Early Notables of the Bourne family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Bourne or Bourn; (d. 1583), English mathematician, son of William Bourne of Gravesend, who died 1560; Immanuel Bourne (1590-1679), English divine from East Haddon, Northamptonshire; and Nehemiah Bourne (c. 1611-1690), an English Royal Navy Admiral who emigrated to America after the Restoration, retiring his appointment.
Samuel Bourn, the Elder (1648-1719), was an English dissenting minister, born in 1648 at Derby, where his father and grandfather, who were clothiers, had shown some public spirit in providing the town with...
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Migration of the Bourne family to Ireland
Some of the Bourne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Bourne migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bourne family emigrate to North America:
Bourne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Bourné, who settled in Boston in 1620
- Garret Bourne, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
- Nehemiah Bourne, who settled in Charleston Massachusetts in 1630
- Garrett Bourne, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 
- John Bourne, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 
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Bourne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ellis Bourne, who landed in Virginia in 1706 
- lames Bourne, who arrived in Virginia in 1706 
- Jesse Bourne, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742-1743 
- Peter Bourne, who landed in Virginia in 1769-1770 
Bourne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Bourne, who landed in New York in 1835 
- Elisha Bourne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849 
- H Bourne, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- E Bourne, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- E A Bourne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
Bourne migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bourne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Samuel Bourne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
Bourne migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Bourne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. James Bourne, British convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- S. Bourne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 
- Edward Bourne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 
- Bridget Bourne, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" 
Bourne migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Bourne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Harriett Bourne, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
- Mrs. Fanny Bourne, (b. 1846), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 
- Mr. John Bourne, (b. 1848), aged 22, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 
- Miss Edith Bourne, (b. 1866), aged 4, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 
- George Bourne, aged 41, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourne (post 1700) +
- Thomas I. Bourne, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51 
- Shearjashub Bourne (1746-1806), American politician, Member of Massachusetts State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1791-95 
- R. Earl Bourne, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1915 
- Pat Bourne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2004 
- Jonathan Bourne Jr. (1855-1940), American politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Oregon, 1888-92; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1907-13; Defeated, 1912 
- Jonathan Bourne, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860, 1888 
- John Edgar Bourne Jr., American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate 15th District, 1967-68 
- John C. Bourne (d. 1967), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 52nd District, 1966-67 
- John Bourne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2000, 2004 
- John Bourne, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909 
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Historic Events for the Bourne family +
- Mr. Clarence John Bourne (1919-1942), English Able Bodied Seaman from Taunton, Somerset, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Giang Bee and was lost in 1942 
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The Bourne 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.
Suggested Readings for the name Bourne +
- 3579 "The Bourne Genealogy" by Helen Bourne Joy Lee, "Old Letters, Old Biographies and Old Family Trees of Bourne, Carr, Darden and Allied Families of Virginia, Tennessee and Other States" by Gertrude Morton Price Katz.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1831
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html