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Widderburn Early Origins



The surname Widderburn was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Widderburn Spelling Variations


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Widderburn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wedderburn, Wadderburne, Wetherburne and others.

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Widderburn Early History


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Widderburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widderburn research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1375, 1745, 1641, 1706, 1st , 1672, 1710, 1585, 1639, 1505 and 1556 are included under the topic Early Widderburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Widderburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Widderburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Widderburn 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:

Widderburn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Widderburn, aged 48, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Martha Widderburn, aged 27, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850

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Motto


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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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Widderburn Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Widderburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Widderburn 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 10 February 2013 at 13:03.

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