name Gilbourne comes from when the family resided in Kilburn in the parish of Hampstead in the county of Middlesex.
Early Origins of the Gilbourne family
The surname Gilbourne was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gilbourne family
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Gilbourne Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gilbourne has been recorded under many different variations, including Kilborne, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, Kilburn, Kilburne and others.
Early Notables of the Gilbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilbourne family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gilbourne or a variant listed above:
Gilbourne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis Gilbourne, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)