Radburn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Radburn family

The surname Radburn 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. [1]

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. [2]

The place name literally means "reedy stream," from the Old English words "hreod" + "burna." [3]

Early History of the Radburn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Radburn research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1442, 1399, 1400, 1399, 1401, 1416 and 1460 are included under the topic Early Radburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Radburn Spelling Variations

Radburn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Radborn, Radborne, Redborn, Redborne, Redbourne, Radbourne, Redeborn, Radeborne, Radebourne, Radburn, Redburn, Radbron and many more.

Early Notables of the Radburn family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Rudborne or Rodeburne (died 1442), English divine, Bishop of St. Davids, probably a native of Rodbourne, Wiltshire. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, where he was bursar 1399-1400, and was proctor of the university in 1399 and 1401. He was elected...
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Migration of the Radburn family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Radburns to arrive on North American shores: 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 Radburn (post 1700) +

  • Will Radburn (b. 1991), English rugby union footballer from Solihull, England
  • Jade Annmarie Radburn (b. 1989), English football defender and midfielder from Leicester, England

Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Mary Radburn (1848-1914), née Nicholls Canadian Third Class Passenger from London, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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