Early Origins of the Radbourne family
The surname Radbourne was first found in Huntingdonshire, a historic county in England
, now part of the county of Cambridgeshire
. The family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when John Redeborne held estates in this shire. Radbourne is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire
. Radbourne Hall is an 18th-century country house and now the home of the Chandos-Pole family. The hall has been held by the Chanods family since the Norman Conquest
. Redbourn is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire
dating back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Redborne. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "reedy stream," from the Old English words "hreod" + "burna." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Radbourne family
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Radbourne Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Radbourne has been recorded under many different variations, including Radborn, Radborne, Redborn, Redborne, Redbourne, Radbourne, Redeborn, Radeborne, Radebourne, Radburn, Redburn, Radbron and many more.
Early Notables of the Radbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Radbourne family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Radbourne or a variant listed above: Thomas Radborne, and John Radborn, bonded passengers, who came to America in 1754; Thomas Radbone, who arrived in New York, NY in 1820; and Joseph Radbourn, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844..
Contemporary Notables of the name Radbourne (post 1700)
- Henrietta Radbourne (d. 1787), infamous English servant who was tried and executed for killing her mistress Hannah Morgan; she stated “I hope, Ma’am, you have not neglected to say your prayers?” before her the attack
- Philip Radbourne, British founder of Integer Research Ltd, current Research Director
- Catherine Radbourne, British Subject Librarian at the City University London