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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 Osburn 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)


Osburn Early Origins



The surname Osburn 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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Osburn Spelling Variations


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

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Osburn Early History


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Osburn Early History



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

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Osburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Osburn In Ireland


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Osburn In Ireland



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

Osburn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Osburn, who settled in Barbados in 1678
  • John Osburn settled in Barbados in 1678

Osburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Osburn, aged 27, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Michael Osburn, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Osburn, aged 32, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Osburn, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • John Osburn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Osburn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Osburn U.E. who settled in Saint John, 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

Osburn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Osburn, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Triton" in 1833
  • William Osburn, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Triton" in 1833
  • Mary Jane Osburn, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Triton" in 1833
  • Eliza Osburn, aged 2, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Triton" in 1833
  • Jane Osburn, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Triton" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osburn (post 1700)



  • Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872-1955), American zoologist
  • Ruth Osburn (1912-1994), American silver medalist discus thrower at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Bennie I. Osburn, American Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis
  • Larry Patrick "Pat" Osburn (b. 1949), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1974 through 1975
  • Carl Townsend Osburn (1884-1966), United States Navy officer and sports shooter, winner of five gold, four silver and two bronze medals
  • Jim Osburn, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1992
  • Henry A. Osburn Jr., American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Harford County, 1910
  • Frank W. Osburn, American politician, Postmaster at Eugene, Oregon, 1886-90
  • Frank C. Osburn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 42nd District, 1886
  • Charles Y. Osburn, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Shiawassee County 2nd District, 1871-72; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1877-81
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Osburn Historic Events


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Osburn Historic Events




Hindenburg LZ-129

  • Mr. Clifford L. Osburn (1898-1937), American Sales Manager, Oliver Farm Equipment Co. from Park Ridge, Illinois, USA, who was a passenger on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and survived the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937

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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

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

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