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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 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 Woodburne would have lived near such a stream.

Woodburne Early Origins



The surname Woodburne 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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Woodburne Spelling Variations


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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.

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Woodburne Early History


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Woodburne Early History



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

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Woodburne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woodburne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Woodburne In Ireland


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Woodburne In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 setted 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 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woodburne (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Woodburne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woodburne 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 12 July 2013 at 16:22.

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