Origins Available: English
In the annals of British history, few names go farther back than Hepbourne, which started among the people of the Boernician
tribe. The first family to use the name Hepbourne lived in Northumberland
, in the village of Hebburn in the parish of Chillingham.
Early Origins of the Hepbourne family
The surname Hepbourne 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." 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 Hepbourne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepbourne research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1329, 1550, 1660, 1563 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Hepbourne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hepbourne Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Hepbourne occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Hepburn, Heyburn, Hepborne, Hepbourne, Hepbourn and others.
Early Notables of the Hepbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hepbourne family to Ireland
Some of the Hepbourne family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 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 Hepbourne 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Hepbourne, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Hepbourne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Francis Hepbourne, who settled in Maryland in 1769