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The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Scotland were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Scottish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Osbourne 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)


Osbourne Early Origins



The surname Osbourne 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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Osbourne Spelling Variations


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Osbourne Spelling Variations



The frequent translations of surnames from and into Gaelic, accounts for the multitude of spelling variations found in Scottish surnames. 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 Osbourne has also been spelled Osborne, Osborn, Osbourne, Osbourn, Osburn, Osburne, Osbern and many more.

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Osbourne Early History


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Osbourne Early History



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

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Osbourne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osbourne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Osbourne In Ireland


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Osbourne In Ireland



Some of the Osbourne 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 North American settlers with Osbourne name or one of its variants:

Osbourne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Osbourne and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Mary Osbourne and her husband settled in Virginia in 1634
  • James Osbourne, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Charles Osbourne, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • Jeremiah Osbourne, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osbourne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frances Osbourne, who landed in Virginia in 1702

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osbourne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osbourne (post 1700)



  • Samuel Lloyd Osbourne (1868-1947), American novelist, stepson of Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Joey Osbourne, American drummer
  • Glen Osbourne (b. 1971), American professional wrestler, known professionally as "The Beast"
  • Samuel M. Osbourne, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbus, Indiana, 1829-30
  • Lloyd Osbourne, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul General in Apia, 1897
  • Sharon Rachel Osbourne (b. 1952), née Arden, British TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne
  • John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (b. 1948), English Grammy Award winning singer, inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2006)
  • Kelly Osbourne (b. 1984), British singer, daughter of Ozzy Osbourne
  • Errol "Johnny" Osbourne (b. 1948), Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer
  • Jack Joseph Osbourne (b. 1985), English media personality, son of Ozzy Osbourne
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Osbourne Historic Events


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Osbourne Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W Osbourne, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Ella Osbourne, Scottish 1st Class Passenger from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Edward Osbourne (d. 1912), aged 32, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in 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


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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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

The Osbourne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osbourne 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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