Early Origins of the Widderbourn family
Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Widderbourn family
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Widderbourn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wedderburn, Wadderburne, Wetherburne and others.
Early Notables of the Widderbourn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Widderbourn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alex Weddeburne arrived in New York in 1820.
The Widderbourn Motto
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.
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