Designed for the research of the Woodburn Families. Post your questions and information in the group discussion forums. Variants include but not limited to: Woodburne, Woodbine, Woodbourne, Whiteburn
Latest Activity: May 7, 2014
First found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
After making their great crossing, many Boernician-Scottish families settled along the east coast of North America. When the War of Independence broke out, United Empire Loyalists moved north to Canada while the rest stayed to fight. The ancestors of many of these Scots still populate the continent. This century, through clan societies and other Scottish organizations, they began to rediscover their collective national heritage. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Woodburn or a variant listed above: Mary Woodburne, who came to in Virginia in 1685 with her husband; as well as James W. Robert and William Woodburn, who both arrived in Philadelphia between 1864-1878.