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Early Origins of the Lightbourne family

The surname Lightbourne 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 Lightbourne family

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Lightbourne Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lightbourne family

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Australia Lightbourne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lightbourne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Lightbourne, English convict who was convicted in Coventry, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bardaster" on 7th September 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lightbourne (post 1700) +

  • Dorothy Lightbourne (b. 1938), Jamaican politician, Minister of Justice (2007-2011) and the Attorney General of Jamaica (2007-2011)
  • Kyle Lightbourne (b. 1968), former Bermudian footballer


  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bardaster


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