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.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Lightbound, who was on record in Barbados in 1635; Joseph Lightbourn, who settled in America in 1739; A Richard Lightborne, who came to Maryland in 1752.