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The name Washburne reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Washburne family lived at Waseborne in Devon.

Washburne Early Origins



The surname Washburne 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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Washburne Spelling Variations


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Washburne Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Washburne include Washbourne, Washburn, Washborne, Washborn and others.

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Washburne Early History


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Washburne Early History



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

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Washburne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Washburne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Washburne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Washburnes to arrive on North American shores:

Washburne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Washburne, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1631

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Contemporary Notables of the name Washburne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Washburne (post 1700)



  • Carleton Washburne (1889-1968), American superintendent of schools in Winnetka, Illinois
  • Hempstead Washburne (1852-1919), American mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1891-1893)
  • Elihu B Washburne (1816-1887), American Secretary of State in 1869

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Washburne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Washburne 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 June 2015 at 14:06.

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