Wellburn is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wellburn family lived in Lincolnshire
. Their name is derived from the Old English word welle,
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 Wellburn family
The surname Wellburn 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.
Early History of the Wellburn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wellburn research.Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1929, 1640, 1702, 1699 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Wellburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wellburn 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 Wellburn include Welborne, Welborn, Welbourne, Welburn and others.
Early Notables of the Wellburn 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... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wellburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wellburn family to Ireland
Some of the Wellburn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wellburn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wellburn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Wellburn (aged 23) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
Wellburn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Wellburn, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870