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Multiple Origins for the Surname Hepburn


Scottish


In the ancient Scottish-English border region, the ancestors of the name Hepburn lived among the Boernicians. They 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.

Hepburn Early Origins



The surname Hepburn was first found in Northumberland. Thomas de Heburn was on record in the Assize Rolls for that county in 1279. [1]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. [2]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.

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Hepburn Spelling Variations


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Hepburn Spelling Variations



Spelling rules only evolved in the last few centuries with the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries. Spelling variations are extremely common in names from before that period. Hepburn 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.

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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 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1432, 1479, 1467, 1483, 1508, 1513, 1497, 1513, 1563, 1612 and 1672 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)



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...

Another 82 words (6 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



After making their great crossing, many Boernician-Scottish families settled along the east coast of North Ameri ca. When the War of Independence broke out, United Empire Loyalists moved north to Canada while the rest stayed to fight. The ancestors of many of these Scots still populate the continent. This century, through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations, they began to rediscover their collective national heritage. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hepburn or a variant listed above:

Hepburn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hepburn, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hepburn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Hepburn, who arrived in America in 1700 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles Hepburn, who arrived in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1743 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joseph Hepburn, who landed in North Carolina in 1775 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Hepburn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hepburn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donald Hepburn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  • Joseph Hepburn (aged 22), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Isabella Hepburn, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Hepburn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A Hepburn, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Edward Hepburn, aged 24, who 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




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Hepburn Clan Badge


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Hepburn Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Hepburn
Ebbern, Haybirn, Hayborne, Haybourn, Haybourne, Hayburn, Haybyrne, Hebbirn, Hebboirn, Hebboorne, Hebboourn, Hebboourne, Hebborne, Hebbourn, Hebbourne, Hebboyrne, Hebburn, Hebbyrne, Hebron, Heighbirn, Heighborne, Heighbourn, Heighbourne, Heighburn, Heighbyrne, Hepbirn, Hepboirn, Hepboorne, Hepboourn, Hepboourne, Hepborne, Hepbourn, Hepbourne, Hepboyrne, Hepburn, Hepbyrne, Heybirn, Heyborne, Heybourn, Heybourne, Heyburn, Heybyrne and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  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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