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The name Welboorne was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Welboorne family lived in Lincolnshire. Their name is derived from the Old English word welle, meaning well, and the Old Norse word brunnr, meaning stream or spring, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a well by a stream or spring.

Early Origins of the Welboorne family


The surname Welboorne was first found in Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the manor of Welbourn and conjecturally descended from a Norman noble, Robert Malet, who was granted the church and mill by King William the Conqueror in 1066. The ancestry of Robert goes back to Graville near Havre in Normandy in 990, where he was descended from Algar, the seventh Earl of Mercia.

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Early History of the Welboorne family

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Early History of the Welboorne family


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Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1929, 1640, 1702, 1699 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Welboorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Welboorne Spelling Variations

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Welboorne Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Welborne, Welborn, Welbourne, Welburn and others.

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Early Notables of the Welboorne family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Welboorne family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Welbourne (Welbourn) (executed at York, 1 August 1605), an English Roman Catholic teacher; Catholic martyr, beatified in 1929. Thomas Wellborn (also: Welbourn, Welbourne, Wellbourne), (1640-1702), served as...
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Migration of the Welboorne family to Ireland

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Migration of the Welboorne family to Ireland


Some of the Welboorne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Welboorne family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Welboorne family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Welboorne or a variant listed above: Sam, Mathew, and Robert Welbourne settled in Virginia in 1652.

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