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The origins of the Bourné 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.

Bourné Early Origins



The surname Bourné 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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Bourné Spelling Variations


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Bourné 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 Bourné were recorded, including Bourne, Borne, Bourn and others.

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Bourné Early History


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Bourné Early History



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

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Bourné Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourné 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 Bourné Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourné In Ireland


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Bourné In Ireland



Some of the Bourné 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



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 Bourné family emigrate to North America:

Bourné Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bourné settled in Boston in 1620
  • Garret Bourne settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Nehemiah Bourne settled in Charleston Massachusetts in 1630
  • Garrett Bourne, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Bourne, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bourné 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

Bourné 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

Bourné Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Bourne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Bourné Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • S. Bourne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • Edward Bourne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • Bridget Bourne, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

Bourné Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Harriett Bourne, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • George Bourne, aged 41, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Mary Bourne, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Eliza Bourne, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Mary Ann Bourne, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourné (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourné (post 1700)



  • George Bourne (1780-1845), American abolitionist and editor, first person that proclaimed the "immediate emancipation without compensation" of American slaves
  • Benjamin Bourne (1755-1808), American jurist and politician who represented Rhode Island in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Stephen Richard "Steve" Bourne (b. 1944), English-born, American computer scientist, author of the Bourne shell, the foundation for the standard command line interfaces to Unix, President of the Association for Computing Machinery (2000-2002)
  • Lloyd Bourne (b. 1958), American former professional tennis player, ranked World No. 73 in 1983
  • Ed Bourne, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916
  • Chester W. Bourne, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1954, 1968
  • Charles L. Bourne, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Kokomo, Indiana, 1917
  • Charles D. Bourne, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana, 1835-38
  • Benjamin Bourne (1755-1808), American politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1789-90; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island at-large, 1790-96; U.S. District Judge for Rhode Island, 1796-1801
  • Mrs. H. K. Bourne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1924, 1928
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bourné Historic Events


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Bourné Historic Events




HMS Repulse

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


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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. 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.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Bourné Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourné 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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