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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, 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.

Wellburn Early Origins



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.

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Wellburn Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wellburn Early History


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Wellburn Early History



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

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Wellburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wellburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Wellburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wellburn 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 November 2015 at 13:57.

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