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Ditchburn Early Origins



The surname Ditchburn was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. Their seated was at Ditchburn in the parish of Ellingham. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Cumberland as well as Northumberland.

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Ditchburn Spelling Variations


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Ditchburn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ditchburn, Ditchbynre, Dishburn, Dichburn, Dechburn, Decheburn and many more.

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Ditchburn Early History


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Ditchburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ditchburn research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ditchburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ditchburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ditchburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ditchburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ditchburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ditchburn (post 1700)



  • Edwin George "Ted" Ditchburn (1921-2005), English professional football goalkeeper who played from 1939 to 1965, member of the England National Team (1948-1956)
  • David Ditchburn, Scottish historian, Senior Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin
  • John Ditchburn, Australian cartoonist
  • Albert James "Jim" Ditchburn (1908-1964), Australian rules footballer and first-class cricket player, active 1929 through 1939
  • Henry Ditchburn, Canadian founder of Ditchburn Boats in 1871 which manufactured wooden pleasure craft launches and racing boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario
  • Ross Ditchburn (b. 1957), former Australian rules footballer
  • Barry Ditchburn, British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, active 1977 to 1979
  • Anne Ditchburn (b. 1949), Canadian Golden Globe nominated ballet dancer, choreographer, and film actress

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Ditchburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ditchburn 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2014 at 11:09.

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