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Multiple Origins for the Surname Osborn


English


The Osborn surname itself is thought to be derived from an Old Norse personal name "Asbjorn" made up of "ąs," meaning "god" and "bjorn," or "bear." The name became Osbern in old English. Bearers of this name also came to Britain from Normandy, and over the centuries have become indistinguishable from those who predated the Norman invasion. "The name is found in England before the Conquest and may be of direct Scandinavian origin. It was also common in Normandy whence it was often brought over by Normans after the Conquest." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Osborn Early Origins



The surname Osborn was first found in Kent where "this family descends from a Kentish branch of the family of Fitz-Osberne, seated in that county early in the reign of Henry VI., when Thomas Osberne appeared to a writ of Quo warranto for the Abbey of Dartford." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
His grandfather was Richard Fitz-Osberne, or Fitz-Osbert who held a fief from Earl Bigot in 1165. Richard's father was Stephen Fitz-Osbert fl. 1152 was son of William Fitz-Osbert, son of Osberne Fitz-Letard who held lands from Odo of Bayeaux in 1086. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Many bearers of the name were descended from Sarum in Normandy. Confirming this ancient origin another source states the "name occurred in England before the Norman Conquest. It is confined south of a line joining the Humber and the Mersey, and its principal area of distribution takes the form of a belt crossing central England from East Anglia to the borders of Wales. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
"Several persons bearing it occur in Domesday [Book], as tenants in chief in different counties;" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
specifically the Osbern variant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Gerard filius Oseberne in Huntingdonshire; and Robert Oseberne in Oxfordshire. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Osbernus filius Willelmi was recorded in the Curia Regis Rolls for the year 1221 in Buckinghamshire and Henry Osbern, in the Assize Rolls of Cambridgeshire in 1260. John Osebarn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296 and Walter Hosebarn was found in the Feet of Fines of Cambridgeshire in 1327. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Osborn Spelling Variations


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Osborn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Osborne, Osborn, Osbourne, Osbourn, Osburn, Osburne, Osbern and many more.

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Osborn Early History


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Osborn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osborn research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1467, 1593, 1659, 1627, 1695, 1643, 1692, 1692, 1694, 1771, 1632, 1712, 1559, 1667, 1639, 1649, 1685, 1639, 1649 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Osborn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osborn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osborn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Francis Osborne (1593-1659), an English essayist; Dorothy Osborne, Lady Temple (1627-1695), a British writer of letters and wife of Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet; Sarah Osborne (Osbourne, Osburne, or Osborn) ( c. 1643-1692) (nee Warren), one of the first three...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osborn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osborn In Ireland


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Osborn In Ireland



Some of the Osborn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Osborn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jenkin Osborn, who landed in Virginia in 1617
  • Thomas Osborn, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Osborn settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Osborn, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Richard Osborn, aged 22, landed in Barbados in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Inemry Osborn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1702

Osborn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Osborn, aged 32, landed in New York in 1812
  • Alfred M Osborn, aged 23, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
  • Smith Osborn, aged 20, landed in America in 1822
  • Samuel R Osborn, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1828
  • Francis Osborn, who arrived in New York in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Charles Osborn U.E. who settled in Carleton, [Saint John West] New Brunswick c. 1784 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Osborn U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Osborn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jane Osborn, aged 29, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Martha Osborn, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • James Osborn, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • William Osborn, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Osborn, aged 9, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Osborn, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • William Osborn, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Henry Osborn arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • J. Osborn arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • William Osborn, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Osborn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
  • Edmund Osborn, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Edmund Osborn, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Harry Osborn arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1881
  • Jane Osborn, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osborn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osborn (post 1700)



  • Major-General Frederick Henry Osborn (1889-1981), American Deputy Representative of US on the UN Atomic Energy Commission (1947-1950)
  • Thomas Ward Osborn (1833-1898), American Union Army officer and politician, United States Senator representing Florida (1868-1873)
  • Laura A. Freele Osborn (1866-1955), American suffragist and ardent campaigner for school reform
  • Sir George Osborn (1742-1818), 4th Baronet, British officer in the American Revolutionary War
  • Amos O. Osborn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1853
  • Albert L. Osborn, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Iron, Oneida and Vilas counties; Elected 1902
  • Albert K. Osborn, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 3rd Wisconsin District, 1879
  • Archibald Osborn, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1855-57
  • B. F. Osborn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1932
  • Benjamin B. Osborn, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Southbury, 1825
  • ... (Another 86 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Osborn


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Suggested Readings for the name Osborn



  • Some Smiths, Osborns, and Allied Families of New England and Ohio by Estelle Osborn Watson.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pax in bello
Motto Translation: Peace in war.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  10. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Osborn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osborn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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