The annals of Scottish history suggest that the ancestors of the name Woodburne lived among the Boernician
tribe of the Scottish-English border region. The Woodburne family lived in any of a number of places of the same name in Ayrshire
, Kincardine, and Midlothian
. The place-name Woodburne comes from the Old English words, wudu
which mean wood
The place-name referred to a stream which ran through the woods.
The original bearer of the surname Woodburne would have lived near such a stream.
Early Origins of the Woodburne family
The surname Woodburne was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Woodburne family
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Woodburne Spelling Variations
In the Middles Ages scribes spelled names by their sound. Often a name was written under a different spelling variation each time it was recorded. Woodburne has appeared as Woodburn, Woodburne, Woodbine, Woodbourne, Whiteburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Woodburne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodburne family to Ireland
Some of the Woodburne 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.
Migration of the Woodburne family to the New World and Oceana
The ancestors of Boernician-Scottish settlers dot North America even today. They settled all along the east coast when they came over, but some went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the War of Independence
. However, these strong lines endured as Scottish families in the United States and Canada have rediscovered much of the heritage that was taken from them centuries ago. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Woodburne, or a variant listed above:
Woodburne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Woodburne, who settled in in Virginia in 1685 with her husband
Woodburne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Isaac Woodburne, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Woodburne (post 1700)
- Jackie Woodburne (b. 1956), Northern Irish-born, Australian actress best known for her television roles in Prisoner and Neighbours
- Vice-Admiral Lambert Jackson "Woody" Woodburne DVR, SD, SM, (1939-2013), South African Chief of the South African Navy (1990-1992), one of two people to have received the Van Riebeeck Decoration