The surname Lightburn 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.
Important Dates for the Lightburn family
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Lightburn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lightburn, Lightborn, Lightbourne, Lightbound, Lightbown, Lightbone, Lightborne and many more.
Early Notables of the Lightburn family (pre 1700)
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Lightburn migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lightburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Peter Lightburn settled with his wife and son in New Orleans in 1822
Contemporary Notables of the name Lightburn (post 1700)
Joseph B. Lightburn, American politician, Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1954; Constitution Candidate for President of the United States, 1964; Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 13th District, 1968 
Ron Lightburn (b. 1954), Canadian illustrator of children's books
Harold Lightburn, Australian automobile maker, who produced the "Lightburn Zeta" in the early 1960s