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Woodburn was first used as a surname by the descendents of the Boernician clans of Scotland. The Woodburn family lived in any of a number of places of the same name in Ayrshire, Kincardine, and Midlothian. The place-name Woodburn comes from the Old English words, wudu and burna, which mean wood and stream. The place-name referred to a stream which ran through the woods. The original bearer of the surname Woodburn would have lived near such a stream.

Woodburn Early Origins



The surname Woodburn was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Woodburn Spelling Variations


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Woodburn Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations among names that evolved in that era. Woodburn has been spelled Woodburn, Woodburne, Woodbine, Woodbourne, Whiteburn and many more.

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Woodburn Early History


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Woodburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woodburn research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1506, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Woodburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Woodburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woodburn In Ireland


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Woodburn In Ireland



Some of the Woodburn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Woodburn or a variant listed above:

Woodburn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Woodburn, who landed in New England in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alexander Woodburn, who arrived in America in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Woodburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Woodburn, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James W. Robert and William Woodburn, who both arrived in Philadelphia between 1864-1878

Woodburn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Susan Woodburn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cromwell 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodburn (post 1700)



  • William Woodburn (1838-1915), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada
  • Danny Woodburn (b. 1964), American film, TV and stage actor best known for his role in the sitcom "Seinfeld"
  • William Woodburn Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1948 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Woodburn, American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1914-22; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1928, 1932 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Woodburn (1838-1915), American Republican politician, Storey County District Attorney, 1871-72; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1875-77, 1885-89 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hiram H. Woodburn, American politician, Mayor of Binghamton, New York, 1906-07 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Willie Woodburn (1919-2001), Scottish professional footballer, member of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame
  • Arthur Woodburn (1890-1978), Scottish Labour politician
  • John Woodburn (1937-2017), English road and individual time trial cyclist, national 25-mile champion in 1961
  • Kim Woodburn (b. 1942), British television personality

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CROMWELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. 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).
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Woodburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodburn 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 24 April 2017 at 13:48.

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