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One of the most common classes of Scottish surnames is the patronymic surname, which arose out of the vernacular and religious naming traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Patronymic surnames of this type were usually derived from the personal name of the original bearer's father. The surname Osborn is derived from the Old Norse personal name Asbjorn, meaning divine bear. Alternatively the name was Anglicized as Osbeorn and Osbern from the Old English word "be(o)rn" which meant "god warrior." Osbernus was presbyter in record (1097-1107), and Osbern was capellanus (chaplain) from 1107 to 1124. Osbernus was abbot of Jaddewurd, ( c. 1150) and Osbern was capellanus of Glasgow, c. 1180. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Osborn Early Origins



The surname Osborn was first found in Kent, where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated as Lords of the manor of Hartlip. They were descended from Sarum in Normandy, Osborne was expelled from Normandy in 1054 by King William. He sought refuge at the Court of MacBeth in Scotland, however he made his peace with William after the Conquest and was elected Bishop of Sarum and became one of only three people permitted to dine at the King's Table.

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Osborn Spelling Variations


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Osborn Spelling Variations



Scottish surnames are distinguished by a multitude of spelling variations because, over the centuries, the names were frequently translated into and from Gaeli c. Furthermore, the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent because medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. The different versions of a surname, such as the inclusion of the patronymic prefix "Mac", frequently indicated a religious or Clan affiliation or even a division of the family. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into Scotland, accelerating accentuating the alterations to various surnames. The name Osborn has also been spelled 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 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1180, 1398, 1399, 1513, 1648, 1730, 1656, 1596, 1667, 1639, 1649, 1685, 1639, 1649, 1671 and 1715 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)



More information is 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 251 words (18 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 immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Osborn, or a variant listed above:

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 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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 [4]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 [5]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 [5]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 [6]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


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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



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ 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. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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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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