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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Leybourne surname lived in the village of Leybourne. Leybourne is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Leybourne Early Origins



The surname Leybourne was first found in Kent at Leybourne, a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford. "There are considerable remains of a castle, consisting of a gateway flanked by circular towers, various arches, walls, & c., and traces of the moat by which it was surrounded; part of the ruin has long been converted into a dwelling-house." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
A later branch of the family was found at Ashton with Stodday in Lancashire. "Ashton Hall, once the seat of the knightly family of Leyburne, and now the property of the Duke of Hamilton, is a quadrangular edifice, with a projecting wing to the east, and a square tower with angular turrets on the west; it was probably erected in the fourteenth century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Leybourne Spelling Variations


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Leybourne Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Leybourne are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Leybourne include: Labern, Labourne, Laborn, Labron, Laburn, Layburn, Layborn, Layborne, Laybourn, Laybourne, Leiburn, Leybourne, Leyborne, Leyburn, Leyburne and many more.

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Leybourne Early History


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Leybourne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leybourne research. Another 531 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1192, 1488, 1299, 1593, 1677, 1615, 1702, 1685, 1688, 1770, 1626, 1716 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Leybourne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leybourne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leybourne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Roger de Leiburn, summoned to the English Parliament in 1299; George Leyburn (1593-1677), an English Catholic priest, President of the English College; John Leyburn (1615-1702), an English Roman...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leybourne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leybourne In Ireland


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Leybourne In Ireland



Some of the Leybourne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 67 words (5 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leybourne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William John Leybourne, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leybourne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leybourne (post 1700)



  • George Leybourne (1842-1884), English music hall performer
  • Sir Roger de Leybourne (1215-1271), British soldier and landowner

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Leybourne Historic Events


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Leybourne Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Lawrence Cuthbert Lorraine Leybourne, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Leybourne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leybourne 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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