Recorded in many spellings including Ebs, Ebbe, Ebbs, Ebben, Eborn, Eburn, Eburne, Epp, Epps, Eppson, Epperson, Ebbot, Ibb, Ibbs, Ibbot, Ibbetson, Ibbotson, Iben, Ibben, and others, this is an English surname. However spelt it is said to originate from the either the female personal name Isabella, or the masculine personal name Eggebrecht or Egbert. Isabella is a variant of Elizabeth, which in its original hebrew form meant "my god is my oath", whilst Egbert was pre 7th century pagan Anglo-Saxon and composed of the elements "agi" meaning the point of a sword and "berht", bright or famous. At first glance this transposition is not easy to comprehend but it occured over a long eriod of history. Space does not permit more than a random selection of recordings but these include Adam Ebboth of Somerset in the Subsidy Tax rolls of the year 1327, Robert Ebbys in the hearth Tax rolls of the county of Suffolk in 1524, Alicia Ebbins who married Robert Cashby at All Hallows church, London Wall, city of London, on April 25th 1661, and Benjamin Eburne at St James church, Dukes Place, westminster, on November 26tgh 1682. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alica Ebbe. This was was dated 1296, in the Subsidy Tax Rolls of the county of Sussex during the reign of King Edward 1st of England and known to history as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • éburné — éburné, ée [ ebyrne ] adj. • 1520; lat. eburneus « d ivoire » ♦ Didact. Qui a la couleur, la consistance de l ivoire. Anat. Substance éburnée : la dentine. Méd. Os éburné, qui a pris l aspect, la consistance de l ivoire. ⇒ÉBURNE, subst. fém.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • éburné — éburné, ée (é bur né, née) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui a la blancheur et l apparence de l ivoire ; qui s est converti en ivoire.    Terme de pathologie. Exostose éburnée, cartilages éburnés, exostose, cartilages qui ont subi l éburnation …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • éburne — (é bur n ) s. f. Terme de conchyliologie. Nom du genre appelé ivoire dans plusieurs ouvrages, et qui a pour type l éburne canaliculée. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. éburné …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • éburné, éburnée ou éburnéen, éburnéenne — ● éburné, éburnée ou éburnéen, éburnéenne adjectif (latin eburneus, d ivoire) Littéraire. Qui a l aspect, la blancheur de l ivoire. ● éburné, éburnée ou éburnéen, éburnéenne (expressions) adjectif (latin eburneus, d ivoire) Os éburné, os qui a… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Maude Eburne — (10 November 1875 – 15 October 1960) was a Canadian character actress of stage and screen, known for playing eccentric roles. Born in Bronte on the Lake, Ontario and studied elocution in Toronto. Her early theater work was in Ontario and New York …   Wikipedia

  • Os éburné — ● Os éburné os qui a subi une augmentation considérable de sa densité et dont une partie devient compacte comme de l ivoire tout en ayant une relative fragilité …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • wǽðeburne — f ( an/ an) fishing stream? …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • burné — éburné …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • éburnin — ⇒ÉBURNÉ, ÉE, ÉBURNÉEN, ÉENNE, ÉBURNIN, INE, adj. Littér. Qui a la couleur ou la consistance de l ivoire. Substance éburnine (Lar. 19e 20e). La tour éburnée de la rue Saint Sulpice (MARTIN DU G., Devenir, 1909, p. 71). Le jaune éburnéen du cancer… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • éburnéen — éburnéen, enne [ ebyrneɛ̃, ɛn ] adj. • 1845; du lat. eburneus « d ivoire » ♦ Littér. Qui a l apparence, la consistance de l ivoire. « La transparence éburnéenne [...] joue la chair à faire illusion » (Gautier). éburnéen, enne adj. d1./d Litt. Qui …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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