The name Wachbyrne reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Wachbyrne family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wachbyrne family lived at Waseborne
. Alternatively, the name could have originated Washburn (fuller's stream), in Yorkshire
or at Washbourn, a parish in Gloucestershire
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
Early Origins of the Wachbyrne family
The surname Wachbyrne was first found in Devon
where it is related the family took their name from Waseborne in that county soon after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. This village was granted to Hermer from Gotshelm. By the end of the 11th century they had branched to Worcestershire
where they became a family great consequence. They were generations of Knights at the Manor at the Washbournes intermarried with the distinguished families of Zouch, Corbett, Wysham, Blount and the Earls of Warwick. Sir Roger Washbourne is the first on record.
Later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William de Wassebourn in Huntingdonshire and Anthony Washbourne from Worcestershire was registered at Oxford University (no date given.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Wachbyrne family
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Wachbyrne Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wachbyrne family name include Washbourne, Washburn, Washborne, Washborn and others.
Early Notables of the Wachbyrne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wachbyrne family to Ireland
Some of the Wachbyrne family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wachbyrne family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Wachbyrne family to immigrate North America: Margerie Washborn settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 with her two sons, Joe, and Phillip; John Washborne settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the ".