Mashburn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mashburn reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Mashburn family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mashburn family lived at Waseborne in Devon. Alternatively, the name could have originated Washburn (fuller's stream), in Yorkshire or at Washbourn, a parish in Gloucestershire. [1]

Early Origins of the Mashburn family

The surname Mashburn was first found in Devon where it is related the family took their name from Waseborne in that county soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066. This village was granted to Hermer from Gotshelm.

By the end of the 11th century they had branched to Worcestershire where they became a family great consequence. They were generations of knights at the Manor at the Washbournes intermarring with the distinguished families of Zouch, Corbett, Wysham, Blount and the Earls of Warwick. Sir Roger Washbourne is the first on record.

Later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William de Wassebourn in Huntingdonshire and Anthony Washbourne from Worcestershire was registered at Oxford University (no date given.) [2]

Early History of the Mashburn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mashburn research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1606, 1687 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Mashburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mashburn Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mashburn include Washbourne, Washburn, Washborne, Washborn and others.

Early Notables of the Mashburn family (pre 1700)

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Mashburn Ranking

In the United States, the name Mashburn is the 5,866th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Mashburn family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mashburns to arrive on North American shores: Margerie Washborn settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 with her two sons, Joe, and Phillip; John Washborne settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the ".

Contemporary Notables of the name Mashburn (post 1700) +

  • Joe Mashburn, American Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston
  • Brian Mashburn, American guitarist and vocalist in the ska band Save Ferris
  • Jesse William Mashburn (b. 1933), former American Olympic athlete
  • Jamal Mashburn (b. 1972), retired American professional basketball player
  • Pinckney H. Mashburn, American Republican politician, McDowell County Sheriff, 1903-11; Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1911; Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from McDowell County, 1913-14 [4]
  • Lloyd A. Mashburn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944, 1948, 1952 [4]
  • Gray Mashburn, American Democratic Party politician, Nevada State Attorney General, 1931 [4]
  • Charles B. Mashburn, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Madison County, 1893-94; Member of North Carolina State Senate 35th District, 1913-14 [4]

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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