Early Origins of the Redburn family
The surname Redburn 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 Redburn family
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Redburn Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Redburn include Radborn, Radborne, Redborn, Redborne, Redbourne, Radbourne, Redeborn, Radeborne, Radebourne, Radburn, Redburn, Radbron and many more.
Early Notables of the Redburn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redburn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Redburn were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..