England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Wasbrough family lived at Waseborne in Devon. Alternatively, the name could have originated Washburn (fuller's stream), in Yorkshire or at Washbourn, a parish in Gloucestershire. CITATION[CLOSE]
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Early Origins of the Wasbrough family
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]
Early History of the Wasbrough family
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Wasbrough Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wasbrough are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wasbrough include Washbourne, Washburn, Washborne, Washborn and others.
Early Notables of the Wasbrough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wasbrough family to Ireland
Some of the Wasbrough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wasbrough family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wasbrough, or a variant listed above:
Wasbrough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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