Hebron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
In the annals of British history, few names go farther back than Hebron, which started among the people of the Boernician tribe. The first family to use the name Hebron lived in Northumberland, in the village of Hebburn in the parish of Chillingham.
Early Origins of the Hebron family
The surname Hebron was first found in Northumberland at Hebburn, a township, in the parish of Chillingham, union of Glendale. "There are some remains of an ancient castle, built, and long occupied, by a family which took its name from the village."  Now part of the Tyne and Wear county, Hebburn dates back to about 1104-08 when it was first listed as Heabyrn. Literally the place name means "high burial place or tumulus," from the Old English words "heah" + "byrgen."  One of the first records of the name was Thomas de Heburn who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Northumberland in 1279. 
Early History of the Hebron family
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Hebron Spelling Variations
Although the name, Hebron, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Hepburn, Heyburn, Hepborne, Hepbourne, Hepbourn and others.
Early Notables of the Hebron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hebron family to Ireland
Some of the Hebron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hebron migration to the United States +
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Hebron family name Hebron, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Hebron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Brid. Hebron, aged 0, who immigrated to the United States from Mallow, in 1895
- Thomas J. Hebron, aged 18, who landed in America from Ballyhane, in 1897
- Wm. Hebron, aged 26, who settled in America from Ballinlough Co. Roscommon, in 1897
Hebron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Kate Hebron, aged 24, who landed in America from Cloonfad, in 1904
- Ellen Hebron, aged 17, who landed in America from Dunmore, in 1904
- Francis Hebron, aged 3, who landed in America from Tuam, in 1904
- James Hebron, who landed in America, in 1906
- John Hebron, aged 17, who settled in America from Ballinlough, Ireland, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hebron (post 1700) +
- Vaughn Harlen Hebron (b. 1970), former American football running back in the National Football League
- Erika Hebron (b. 1986), American beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Missouri 2010
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)