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The name Swinburn was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Swinburn to use this name no doubt lived in Northumberland.

Swinburn Early Origins



The surname Swinburn was first found in Northumberland, at Swinburn (Swinburne,) a township, in the parish of Chollerton, union of Hexham. " The family of Swinburn took their name from this place, which they probably held previously to the year 1272: in the reign of Edward II. It was the seat and manor of Adam de Swinburn. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another reference states: "Swinburne in this county [Northumberland] gave name to this ancient family, the first recorded ancestor being John, father of Sir William de Swinburne, living in 1278, and Alan Swinburne, Rector of Whitfield, who purchased Capheaton from Sir Thomas Fenwick, Knt, in 1274. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Long Witton Hall, an ancient mansion with additions by its late proprietors, the Swinburne family, is finely situated." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And over in Bewcastle in Cumberland, "In the 7th of Edward I., license was granted to John Swinburn, to hold a weekly market and an annual fair." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Swinburn Spelling Variations


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Swinburn Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Swinburn has been spelled Swinburn, Swinburne, Swinborn, Swinborne and others.

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Swinburn Early History


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Swinburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swinburn research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1280, 1687, 1740, 1600, 1706, 1660, 1670 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Swinburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swinburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swinburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Swinburne, (d. 1706) 1st Baronet from Capheaton, Northumberland, a title created for him on September 26, 1660 honor...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swinburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Swinburn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Swinburn, who arrived in New York in 1795

Swinburn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Swinburn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Swinburn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Swinburn arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Frances Swinburn arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swinburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swinburn (post 1700)



  • Prof Boyd A Swinburn, Australian physician, known for his work on the global obesity pandemic
  • Lieutenant General Sir Richard Hull Swinburn KCB (b. 1937), British Commander of the UK Field Army
  • Wall Swinburn, English flat racing jockey, the first jockey to record over 100 winners in an Irish flat season
  • Walter Robert John Swinburn (1961-2016), English flat racing jockey and trainer who had numerous wins through his carrer, son of Wally Swinburn

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semel et semper
Motto Translation: Once and always.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Swinburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swinburn 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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