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Welbourne is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Welbourne 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.

Welbourne Early Origins



The surname Welbourne 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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Welbourne Spelling Variations


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Welbourne Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Welborne, Welborn, Welbourne, Welburn and others.

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Welbourne Early History


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Welbourne Early History



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

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Welbourne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Welbourne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Welbourne or a variant listed above:

Welbourne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sam, Mathew, and Robert Welbourne settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Mathew Welbourne, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Welbourne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elijah Welbourne, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Welbourne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Welbourne (post 1700)



  • S. E. Welbourne, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908
  • Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne (b. 1957), American slide guitarist, singer, and songwriter
  • Donald "Don" Welbourne (b. 1949), English former professional footballer
  • Duncan Welbourne (b. 1940), English former professional football player, coach and manager
  • Professor Richard Welbourne, British surgeon, University of London

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. 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.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Welbourne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Welbourne 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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