Early Origins of the Gisbourne family
The surname Gisbourne was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
, at Gisburn (Gisburne.) Now within the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire
, Gisburn is a village, civil parish and ward that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Ghiseburne. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By the 12th century, early records revealed the place name's spelling as Giselburn and probably meant "gushing stream" from the Old English words "gysel" + burna." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Church of St Mary the Virgin is thought to have been built as early as 1135. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Gisburn, Roger le Poitevin held from William de Percy the great Baron
of the north who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. In 1219 Nigel de Gisburn succeeded.
Early History of the Gisbourne family
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Gisbourne Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Giseburn, Gisborn, Giseborn, Gisbourn, Gisbourne, Gisburne, Gisbyrne and many more.
Early Notables of the Gisbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gisbourne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gisbourne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Gisbourne, who settled in Virginia in 1654-1663