Heburn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the annals of British history, few names go farther back than Heburn, which started among the people of the Boernician tribe. The first family to use the name Heburn lived in Northumberland, in the village of Hebburn in the parish of Chillingham.

Early Origins of the Heburn family

The surname Heburn 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." [1] 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." [2] One of the first records of the name was Thomas de Heburn who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Northumberland in 1279. [3]

Important Dates for the Heburn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heburn research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1329, 1550, 1660, 1563 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Heburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heburn Spelling Variations

The name, Heburn, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Hepburn, Heyburn, Hepborne, Hepbourne, Hepbourn and others.

Early Notables of the Heburn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heburn family to Ireland

Some of the Heburn 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.

Heburn migration to the United States

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Heburn surname who came to North America were:

Heburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Heburn, who arrived in America in 1803 [4]
  • Richard Heburn, who landed in America in 1803 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)
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