Saturday, April 05, 2014

Surname Saturday: OSBORNE

OSBORNE is from the Old Norse personal name, Ásbjorn (ás: god + björn: bear). This name was found as Osbern in England before 1066 and in Ireland since the sixteenth century.

OSBORNE is one of my paternal grandmother's adoptive lines. I use the letter "B" after each ahnentafel number to distinguish my adoptive family ahnentafel from my biological one. I have not done much research on this family.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel #94B - Johnathan OSBORNE (dates unknown) - married Hannah [--?--].

Ahenentafel #47B - Hannah "Matilda" OSBORNE (1822 - 1893) - born in Youngstown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, she married Stephen HIGBY (1810 - 1873) in 1840 in that state. They had eleven known children; the first four were born in Bedford, Cuyahoga County. They removed to Ganges, Allegan Co., Michigan between July 1853 and December 1854. Another move to Byron Center, Kent Co., Michigan occured c. 1857. They either briefly moved back or visited Ohio, as their youngest daughter was born there in Augusta, Carroll County in 1861, but their youngest son was born in Byron Center in 1865. Hannah died in Byron Township, as did her husband. They are both buried there in Winchester Cemetery

Ahnentafel #23B - Anna Matilda HIGBY (1861 - 1903) - She supposedly was born in Augusta, Carroll Co., Ohio, although that doesn't fit into her parents' migration journey, unless she was born on a trip back to Ohio to visit family. Both her immediate older and younger siblings were born in Byron Center, Byron Twp., Kent Co., Michigan, where her family had settled several years before her birth. She married John Dennis CONCIDINE (1854 - 1925) in 1879 in Kent Co., Michigan. They had seven children, five of whom survived childhood. Anna died at the age of 42 in Byron Township, due to septic periotonitis, usually caused by a ruptured appendix.

Ahnentafel #11B - Nellie Mae CONCIDINE (1883 - 1953) - my paternal grandmother's adoptive mother; She was born in Byron Center, ByronTwp., Kent Co., Michigan and married Alfred Henry HOLST (1882 - 1952) in 1905 in Byron Center. She died in Coopersville, Ottawa Co., Michigan. Nellie and Alfred had three children, with only one surviving infancy, before they adopted my paternal grandmother.

Ahnentafel #5 - Jane Marie YORK (a.k.a. Jeanne Marie HOLST) (1924 - 2012) - my paternal grandmother, an adoptee. She married Robert Louis ROBBINS (1920 - 2003) in 1940.

Ahnentafel #2 - my father (living)

Ahnentafel #1 - myself

More About the OSBORNE Family:

1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): OSBORNE ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)

2. Posts about OSBORNE ancestors and relatives on this blog

My OSBORNE Immigration Trail:

Mahoning Co., OH > Cuyahoga Co., OH > Allegan Co., MI > Kent Co., MI > Carroll Co., OH > Kent Co., MI > Ottawa Co., MI > AK > Stevens Co., WA > Spokane Co., WA

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