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Colbourne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Colbourne name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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.

Early Origins of the Colbourne family


The surname Colbourne 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.

Early History of the Colbourne family


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Colbourne Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Colbourne has undergone many spelling variations, including Colburn, Colburne, Colborne, Colbourne, Coulbourne, Colbourn, Cullburn, Colborn, Colbryn, Coulbryne, Culbourne, Cullburne and many more.

Early Notables of the Colbourne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colbourne family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Colbourne were among those contributors:

Colbourne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francis Colbourne, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Emma Colbourne, aged 39, who settled in America from Brighton, England, in 1904
  • James Colbourne, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Brighton, in 1904
  • Louisa A. Colbourne, aged 50, who landed in America from Stratford on Avon, England, in 1904
  • Wm. G. Colbourne, aged 66, who emigrated to the United States from Stratford on Avon, England, in 1904
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Colbourne Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gilbert K. Colbourne, aged 28, who emigrated to Red Deer, Canada, in 1914
  • Gertrude Colbourne, aged 26, who settled in Twillingate, Newfoundland, in 1923

Colbourne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Colbourne, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm

Colbourne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza M. Colbourne, aged 24, a nurse, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Colbourne (post 1700)


  • Mark Colbourne (b. 1969), Welsh gold and silver medalist Paralympic cyclist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • Maurice Colbourne (1939-1989), British stage and television actor

Historic Events for the Colbourne family



HMS Royal Oak

  • James William Frederick Colbourne (1921-1939), British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  • Frank Edward Colbourne (1900-1939), British Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  2. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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