This unusual name is Anglo - Saxon in origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the place called "Herbron" in Northumberland. The placename is recorded as "Heburn" in the Fees Court Rolls of the county in 1242, and as "Heborin" in 1262. The name "Hebron" shares it's meaning and derivation with the place called "Hebburn" in the neighbouring county of Durham; the meaning is "the high mound", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "leah", hish, into "byrgen", mound, tumulus, especially burial mound, but in the case of "Hebron" the meaning is "hill"; Hebron Hill reaches 424 feet. The name is recorded in Scotland from the 17th Century on, and is found most frequently in yorkshire. There are two variants of the modern surname, Hebron and Hebbron. One, Mary Hebron was christened on Holy Island in April 1620, and Alixander Hebbron married Elizabeth Spith at St. John's, Newcastle - upon - Tyne, on the 3rd March 1657. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Hebron (Christening) which was dated 11th July 1604, Ripon, Yorkshire during the reign of James I of England and VI of Scotland, 1603 - 1625 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.