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The name Colbourn is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Colburn, a village and civil parish near Catterick in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It is from the place-name that the family name is derived.

Colbourn Early Origins



The surname Colbourn was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first of the name on record was Geoffrey Colburn in 1208 who held estates in the North Riding of Yorkshire in the parish of Catterick, but historians conjecturally relate the name to Colbrand, a name which appeared in the Domesday Book in the county of Devon.

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Colbourn Spelling Variations


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Colbourn Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Colbourn were recorded, including Colburn, Colburne, Colborne, Colbourne, Coulbourne, Colbourn, Cullburn, Colborn, Colbryn, Coulbryne, Culbourne, Cullburne and many more.

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Colbourn Early History


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Colbourn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colbourn research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1386, 1693, 1622, 1701 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Colbourn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colbourn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colbourn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colbourn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Colbourn family emigrate to North America:

Colbourn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Colbourn, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1859

Colbourn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Colbourn, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Eve Colbourn, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary Colbourn, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Benjamin Colbourn, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colbourn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colbourn (post 1700)



  • Charles Joseph Colbourn (b. 1953), Canadian computer scientist and mathematician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Colbourn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colbourn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 August 2013 at 10:04.

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