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Welbourn is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Welbourn 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 Welbourn family


The surname Welbourn 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 Welbourn family

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Early History of the Welbourn family


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Welbourn Spelling Variations

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Welbourn 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 Welbourn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Welbourn 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 Welbourn family to Ireland

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Migration of the Welbourn family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Welbourn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welbourn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Geo Welbourn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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