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Meaning and Origin of: Washburn

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Bountiful; river

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Northern English : topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.
  • John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.