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When the ancestors of the Welborn family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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.

Welborn Early Origins



The surname Welborn 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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Welborn Spelling Variations


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Welborn 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 Welborn have been found, including Welborne, Welborn, Welbourne, Welburn and others.

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Welborn Early History


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Welborn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welborn research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1605 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Welborn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Welborn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Welborn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Welborn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Welborn were among those contributors: Sam, Mathew, and Robert Welbourne settled in Virginia in 1652.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Welborn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Welborn (post 1700)



  • Jerry Welborn (b. 1932), American sprint canoer
  • John Welborn (1857-1907), American politician
  • Ira Clinton Welborn (1874-1956), United States Army Colonel who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Justin Welborn, American actor and singer
  • Bob Welborn (1928-1997), former NASCAR Grand National driver
  • Amy Welborn (b. 1960), American author, columnist, activist, academic and public speaker
  • Jeffrey W. Welborn, American Republican politician, Elected Montana State House of Representatives 72nd District 2010
  • Hugh M. Welborn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1916
  • Alfred T. Welborn, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Montreal, 1940
  • A. T. Welborn, American Democrat politician, Chair of Stoddard County Democratic Party, 1921
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Welborn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Welborn 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 25 January 2016 at 14:32.

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