Widdboourn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Widdboourn family
The surname Widdboourn was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Widdboourn family
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Widdboourn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wedderburn, Wadderburne, Wetherburne and others.
Early Notables of the Widdboourn family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was James Wedderburn (1495?-1553), Scottish poet, eldest son of James Wedderburn, merchant in Dundee.
Another James Wedderburn (1585-1639), was Bishop of Dunblane, the second son of John Wedderburn, mariner and shipowner, Dundee and John Wedderburn (1599-1679), was a Scottish physician, the fifth son of Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie, town clerk of Dundee.
John Wedderburn (ca. 1505-1556)...
Migration of the Widdboourn family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alex Weddeburne arrived in New York in 1820.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Aquila non captat muscas
Motto Translation: The eagle is no fly-catcher.