Hebron is a name whose roots are found in the clans of the Boernician
people of ancient Scotland
. The Hebron family lived in Durham
but moved northward in 1329 to Chillingham in Northumberland
, where they lived in the village of Hebburn in the parish of Chillingham.
Early Origins of the Hebron family
The surname Hebron was first found in Northumberland
. Thomas de Heburn was on record in the Assize Rolls for that county 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)
They prospered here from 1271 until the 18th century, when the family line ended with an heiress. Adam de Hepburn (de Hylburne) was the first of the line. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
One version of the tale goes that Hepburn was a prisoner of the Earl of March, who freed him and granted him lands for 'good and faithful service' after he saved the Earl's life from a feral (wild) horse. These lands were in East Lothian
and the family spent the next several centuries aggressively acquiring new lands.
Early History of the Hebron family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hebron research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1568, 1432, 1479, 1467, 1483, 1508, 1513, 1497, 1513, 1563, 1612 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hebron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hebron Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations
among names that evolved in that era. Hebron has been spelled Heighborne, Haybourne, Haybourn, Haybirn, Haybyrne, Heighburn, Heighbyrne, Heighbirn, Hepboyrne, Hepbirn, Hepbyrne, Hepburn, Heighbourne, Heyburn, Hebborne, Hebbourne, Hebbirn, Hebbyrne, Hebboorne and many more.
Early Notables of the Hebron family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Adam Hepburn, Master of Hailes (c.
1432-1479), Sheriff of Berwickshire
(1467); Sir Patrick Hepburn of Dunsyre, 1st Lord Hailes (died 1483) was the feudal
lord of Hailes and its castle in Haddingtonshire
and a Lord of Parliament; Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell (died 1508), Lord High Admiral of Scotland; Adam Hepburn of Craggis (died 1513), Master... Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hebron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hebron family to Ireland
Some of the Hebron family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 36 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hebron family to the New World and Oceana
Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence
, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hebron or a variant listed above:
Hebron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Brid. Hebron, aged 0, who emigrated 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
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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
Hebron Family Crest Products
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)