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

Hepburn Early Origins



The surname Hepburn 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]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." [2]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. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Hepburn Spelling Variations


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Hepburn Spelling Variations



Although the name, Hepburn, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Hepburn, Heyburn, Hepborne, Hepbourne, Hepbourn and others.

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Hepburn Early History


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Hepburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepburn research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1329, 1550, 1660, 1563 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Hepburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hepburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hepburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hepburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hepburn In Ireland


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Hepburn In Ireland



Some of the Hepburn 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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 Hepburn family name Hepburn, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Hepburn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hepburn, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636

Hepburn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Hepburn, who arrived in America in 1700
  • Charles Hepburn, who arrived in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1743
  • Joseph Hepburn, who landed in North Carolina in 1775
  • Thomas Hepburn, who settled in Baltimore in 1792

Hepburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hepburn, who arrived in America in 1820
  • Robert Hepburn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836

Hepburn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donald Hepburn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • Joseph Hepburn (aged 22), a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Isabella Hepburn, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Hepburn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A Hepburn landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Edward Hepburn, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepburn (post 1700)



  • Andrew Dousa Hepburn (1830-1921), American academic, President of Miami University and Davidson College
  • William Peters Hepburn (1833-1916), American Civil War officer and Republican congressman, responsible for the Hepburn Act of 1906
  • William Peters Hepburn (1833-1916), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860, 1888, 1896; U.S. Representative from Iowa 8th District, 1881-87, 1893-1909
  • William Hepburn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 5th District, 1866
  • Nan K. Hepburn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1924, 1928
  • Mary Hepburn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1960
  • Lawrence Hepburn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2000
  • Charles J. Hepburn Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 9th District, 1956
  • Alonzo Barton Hepburn (1846-1922), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County 2nd District, 1875-79; U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, 1892-93
  • Arthur J Hepburn, American admiral
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hepburn Historic Events


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Hepburn Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John David Hepburn, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Master Owen Hepburn, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Mary Katharine Hepburn (1877-1914), née Meredith Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Barbara Hepburn (1911-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Hepburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hepburn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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