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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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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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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