Early Origins of the Redbourne family
The surname Redbourne 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 Redbourne family
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Redbourne Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Redbourne have been found, including Radborn, Radborne, Redborn, Redborne, Redbourne, Radbourne, Redeborn, Radeborne, Radebourne, Radburn, Redburn, Radbron and many more.
Early Notables of the Redbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redbourne family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Redbourne, 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..