Holburne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Holburne family
The surname Holburne was first found in Greater London at Holborn.   This place dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Holeburne. 
It literally means "hollow stream," "stream in a hollow," from the Old English "hol" + "burna."  
Bald de Holeborn was the first listing of the family here in the Pipe Rolls of 1193. The Feet of Fines for Surrey listed John de Holeburne 1296-1297 and Stephen de Holbourne was found in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1364. 
Early History of the Holburne family
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Holburne Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Holborn, Holbourne, Holborne, Hoborn, Hobourne, Hoborne, Holburne and many more.
Early Notables of the Holburne family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Anthony Holborne (fl. 1597), was an English musical composer, possibly a member of Queen Elizabeth's Chapel Royal. He published two volumes which in total had 97 pieces. 
Sir Robert Holborne (d. 1647), was an English lawyer, the son of Nicholas Holborne of Chichester. "He was trained for the law, as the custom then was, at Furnival's Inn...
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Migration of the Holburne family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Holburne or a variant listed above were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- Francis Holburne (1704-1771), Scottish admiral, second son of Sir James Holburne of Menstrie, co. Edinburgh, first Baronet, entered the navy in 1720 as a volunteer on board the St. Albans 
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