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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English (Northumberland) : habitational name from a place in Berwickshire named Cockburn, from Old English cocc ‘cock’, ‘rooster’ (or the related byname Cocca) + burna ‘stream’ (see Bourne). This surname is traditionally pronounced Coburn.

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