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The Ebdon surname is thought to be derived from one of several place names in West Yorkshire. The place names come from the Old English "heope," or "(rose) hip," and "denu," which meant "valley."

Ebdon Early Origins



The surname Ebdon was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times. In 1120 the manor of Hebden was granted by Roger de Mowbray to Uctred de Hebden, who was a descendant of Uctred, Earl of Northumberland.

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Ebdon Spelling Variations


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Ebdon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ebdon are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ebdon include: Hebden, Hebdon, Heberden, Hepden, Habton, Habdon, Hibdon, Hibden, Ebdon and many more.

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Ebdon Early History


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Ebdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ebdon research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1612 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Ebdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ebdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ebdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ebdon Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ebdon or a variant listed above:

Ebdon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Ebdon settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1716

Ebdon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Ebdon landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Simon Ebdon landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Ebdon landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Tyne

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ebdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ebdon (post 1700)



  • Richard George Ebdon (1913-1987), English professional football inside-forward
  • John Francis Ebdon (1876-1952), English cricketer
  • Edward William Ebdon (1870-1950), English cricketer
  • Peter "Ebbo" Ebdon (b. 1970), is an English professional snooker player
  • Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811), British composer and organist born in Durham
  • John Ebdon, British author, broadcaster, Graecophile and director of the London Planetarium
  • Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811), British composer and organist
  • Marcus Ebdon (b. 1970), professional Welsh footballer

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Motto


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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: Re e merito
Motto Translation: This through merit.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Ebdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ebdon 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 25 July 2016 at 07:56.

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