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The Anglo-Saxon name Colburn comes from when the family resided 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.

Colburn Early Origins



The surname Colburn 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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Colburn Spelling Variations


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Colburn Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Colburn include Colburn, Colburne, Colborne, Colbourne, Coulbourne, Colbourn, Cullburn, Colborn, Colbryn, Coulbryne, Culbourne, Cullburne and many more.

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Colburn Early History


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Colburn Early History



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

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Colburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Colburn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Colburn of Boston who came in Winthrop's fleet in 1630. He was elected Deacon and ruling elder of the Colony's Church
  • Samuel Colburn, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • John Colburn of Dedham, Massachusetts, settled in 1640 and had five sons
  • Nathaniel Colburn, who landed in New England in 1641
  • Robert Colburn, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colburn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cassle Colburn, who landed in New York in 1784

Colburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonas W, Colburn Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • William Colburn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • I Colburn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Miss P Colburn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G. D. and J. A. Colburn settled in San Francisco, California in 1852

Colburn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles S Colburn, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1900

Colburn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Colburn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colburn (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Albert Elbert Colburn (b. 1895), American Commanding Officer 40th Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade, Australia (1942-1945)
  • Reuben Colburn (1740-1818), American shipbuilder and patriot who led an unsuccessful attack to capture Quebec city in 1775
  • Zerah Colburn (1832-1870), American steam locomotive engineer and designer, nephew of Zerah
  • Zerah Colburn (1804-1840), American child math prodigy
  • Irving Wightman Colburn (1861-1917), American inventor and manufacturer in the glass industry
  • Henry Colburn (d. 1855), British publisher

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Suggested Readings for the name Colburn


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Suggested Readings for the name Colburn



  • Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Colburn [or] Coburn by George Augustus Gordon.

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Colburn Family Crest Products


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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Colburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colburn 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.

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