Lightborn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lightborn family

The surname Lightborn was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon names survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Geoffrey Lightburn held the estates at Lightburn near Ulverston.

Early History of the Lightborn family

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Lightborn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lightburn, Lightborn, Lightbourne, Lightbound, Lightbown, Lightbone, Lightborne and many more.

Early Notables of the Lightborn family (pre 1700)

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United States Lightborn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lightborn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lightborn, and Nathaniel Lightbourn, who were recorded as "British Aliens" in New York duirng the war of 1812
  • William Lightborn, aged 59, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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