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When the ancestors of the Washburn family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived at Waseborne in Devon.

Washburn Early Origins



The surname Washburn 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.

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Washburn Spelling Variations


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Washburn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Washburn have been found, including Washbourne, Washburn, Washborne, Washborn and others.

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Washburn Early History


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Washburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Washburn research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1606, 1687 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Washburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Washburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Washburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Washburn 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Washburn were among those contributors:

Washburn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Washburn, who landed in Massachusetts in 1631
  • John Washburn settled in Boston in 1635

Washburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nevels Washburn, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • S Washburn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Washburn, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • A. C. Washburn, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Addie Washburn, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1897

Washburn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice I. Washburn, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Alonzo Washburn, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Anna Washburn, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Albert H. Washburn, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Adelaide S Washburn, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Washburn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ebenezer Washburn U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 one daughter listed [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Washburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Washburn (post 1700)



  • Charles Ames "C.A." Washburn (1822-1889), American diplomat, U.S. Minister to Paraguay
  • William Barrett Washburn (1820-1887), American businessman and politician, United States Senator from Massachusetts (1874-1875), 28th Governor of Massachusetts (1872-1874)
  • Cadwallader Colden Washburn (1818-1882), American businessman, politician, and soldier, 11th Governor of Wisconsin (1872-1874)
  • Peter Thacher Washburn (1814-1870), American lawyer, politician, Adjutant and Inspector General of the State of Vermont during the American Civil War, 31st Governor of Vermont (1869-1870)
  • Emory Washburn (1800-1877), American lawyer, politician, and historian, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (1854-1855)
  • Ichabod Washburn (1798-1868), American church deacon and industrialist, founder of Washburn University
  • Cephas Washburn (1793-1860), early American Christian missionary and educator who worked with the Cherokee, often referred to as "The Apostle to the Cherokees"
  • Sgt. Ebenezer Washburn U.E. (1756-1826), American-born, Canadian businessman and politician, Member of Parliament representing Prince Edward County
  • Henry Dana Washburn (1832-1871), U.S. Representative from Indiana and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, eponym of Mount Washburn
  • Henry Bradford Washburn Jr. (1910-2007), American explorer, mountaineer, photographer, and cartographer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Washburn Historic Events


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Washburn Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Rebecca Washburn, American passenger from Long Beach, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Suggested Readings for the name Washburn


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Suggested Readings for the name Washburn



  • Nathaniel Washburn: An American Pioneer by Catherine Lutes Gowdy.
  • Our Washburn Heritage by Elaine Washburn Olney.
  • The Washburn Family in America by Brenton P. Washburne.

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Washburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Washburn 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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