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Sharnbourn Early Origins



The surname Sharnbourn was first found in Norfolk at Shernborne, a civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Scernebrune at that time. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Shernborne on the Sandrigham estate, held by Berner the Crossbowman, a Norman noble, who was recorded as under-tenant to Bishop Odo. The place name literally means "dirty or muddy stream," having derived from the Old English words "scearn" + "burna." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Rather large, the parish comprises about 1300 acres, of which more than 1200 are arable. The estate was for many generations the property of the Shernbourne family, whose ancient residence, the Hall, is now a farmhouse. The church was built by Thorpe, Lord of Shernbourne, when Felix, Bishop of the East Angles came to the area converting the inhabitants to Christianity. Today, only the nave remains, but on the north side are sepulchral brasses with the effigies of Lord and Lady Shernbourne.

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Sharnbourn Spelling Variations


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Sharnbourn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shernborne, Sharnborne, Sharnborn, Shernborn, Sharnborn, Sheringborn, Sherringborn, Sherringbourne, Sherringbourn, Sharburn, Sharbourne, Sharnborn, Sharnbourn, Sharnbourne and many more.

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Sharnbourn Early History


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Sharnbourn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sharnbourn research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sharnbourn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sharnbourn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sharnbourn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the islands..

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Sharnbourn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sharnbourn 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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