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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 Osborne 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)


Osborne Early Origins



The surname Osborne 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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Osborne Spelling Variations


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Osborne 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 Osborne has also been spelled Osborne, Osborn, Osbourne, Osbourn, Osburn, Osburne, Osbern and many more.

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Osborne Early History


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Osborne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osborne 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 Osborne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osborne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osborne Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Osborne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osborne In Ireland


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Osborne In Ireland



Some of the Osborne 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 Osborne, or a variant listed above:

Osborne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Osborne, who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Thomas Osborne settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Ralph Osborne, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • Raph Osborne, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Jenkin Osborne, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Osborne, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Peter Osborne, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1711-1712
  • Nathaniel Osborne, who landed in South Carolina in 1712
  • Alice Osborne, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Edward Osborne, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Osborne, aged 24, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Samuel Osborne, aged 51, arrived in Virginia in 1812
  • Mary Jane Osborne, aged 13, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1820-1873
  • Matilda Osborne, aged 38, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1820-1873
  • Hugh Osborne, aged 15, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1820-1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George W Osborne, who landed in Colorado in 1901

Osborne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Osborne, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Edward Osborne, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • E. W. Osborne, aged 19, a printer, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836
  • Henry Osborne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles" in 1840
  • Sarah Osborne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osborne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Osborne, aged 31, a stonemason, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Osborne, aged 30, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • John Osborne arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Mary Osborne, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Latham Osborne arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osborne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osborne (post 1700)



  • F. Edward Osborne (1925-2014), American politician and businessman, Member of the Idaho House of Representatives in 1989
  • Sir Danvers Osborne (1715-1753), 3rd Baronet, English-born, American Colonial Governor of New York province (1753)
  • Marie "Baby Marie" Osborne (1911-2010), born Helen Alice Myers, the first major child star of American silent films
  • Lieutenant Weedon Edward Osborne (1892-1918), United States Navy officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I
  • Robert Jolin Osborne (b. 1932), American actor and film historian
  • Alma C. Osborne, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000
  • Allan James Osborne, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 99th District, 1975
  • Abraham A. Osborne, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 20th District, 1876-77
  • A. G. Osborne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940
  • Arden Osborne, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008
  • ... (Another 82 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Osborne Historic Events


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Osborne Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Osborne, British Able Seaman from West Bank, Widnes, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Bernard W Osborne, British Signal Boy 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles Kelynack Osborne (b. 1900), British Chief Petty Officer Supply, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred J Osborne, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. J. Osborne, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Alexandra Mary Osborne, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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)

Other References

  1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. 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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Osborne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osborne 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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