Origins Available: English, Scottish
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
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) One of the first records of the name was Thomas de Heburn who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Northumberland in 1279. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Hebron family
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Hebron Spelling Variations
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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Migration of the Hebron family to the New World and Oceana
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
Hebron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hebron (post 1700)
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