The ancestors of the Boyrne surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Boyrne family
The surname Boyrne 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. 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Boyrne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyrne research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1679, 1611, 1690, 1648 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Boyrne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boyrne Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boyrne include Bourne, Borne, Bourn and others.
Early Notables of the Boyrne family (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 Boyrne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boyrne family to Ireland
Some of the Boyrne 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.
Migration of the Boyrne family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mary Bourn who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; John Bourn settled in Barbados with his wife and sons in 1680; Benjamin Bourne settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Boyrne 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.