Killboourne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Killboourne is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of three places: Kilbourne, a township, in the parish of Horsley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, in Derbyshire; or Kilburn, a hamlet, in Middlesex; or Kilburn, a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire. 
It is generally thought that the Yorkshire parish is the oldest as it was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Chileburne.  The Middlesex (Greater London) parish dates back to c. 1130 when it was known as Cuneburna and finally the Derbyshire parish was known as Kileburn in 1179. All were derived from the Old English "stream by a kiln  or "stream of a man called Cylla." 
Early Origins of the Killboourne family
The surname Killboourne was first found in Derbyshire where Ralph le Kylburn was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
A few years later in 1284, Richard de Killeburne was listed in Yorkshire and later again, Thomas de Kilburn was similarly listed there in 1305. 
Early History of the Killboourne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killboourne research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1576, 1587, 1626, 1746, 1807, 1605 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Killboourne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Killboourne Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Killboourne has been spelled many different ways, including Kilborne, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, Kilburn, Kilburne and others.
Early Notables of the Killboourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Killboourne family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Killboournes to arrive in North America: Thomas and his wife Frances Kilborne along with children Margaret, Lydia, Joe, Francis, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, George, and Thomas, settled in Boston in 1634.
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