Hepburn

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This surname, from the old English for a burial ground, first appeared in Jersey records in the second half of the 18th century

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Elizabeth Hepburn was baptised in St Helier in 1763


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Origins of surname

The family originated in a commune of the same name in Northumberland. The name is derived from the old English 'heah' = high and 'byrgen' = burial ground.

There are many strange ways in which family names originated, but who would choose to be associated with a burial ground, if they had the choice?

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records in the 1760s with the baptism of the children of James Hepburn and Eleanor Spalden (or Spaldon).

Variants

  • Hepburn

Family records

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Family trees



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Births and baptisms



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Great War service


  • Henry Hepburn (1880- ) (St H) son of Thomas and Rosa Eliza, husbandof Clara, ex-RMIJ, Private, Hampshire Regiment


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Hepburn family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • John Hepburn of the Farm L'Asile des Aliénés - 2 March 1892, D/Y/A/51
  • Julia Hepburn of St Helier - 5 December 1883, D/Y/A/43
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