Coleborn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Coleborn 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.

Early Origins of the Coleborn family

The surname Coleborn 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.

Important Dates for the Coleborn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coleborn research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1386, 1693, 1622, 1701 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Coleborn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coleborn 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 Coleborn were recorded, including Colburn, Colburne, Colborne, Colbourne, Coulbourne, Colbourn, Cullburn, Colborn, Colbryn, Coulbryne, Culbourne, Cullburne and many more.

Early Notables of the Coleborn family (pre 1700)

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Coleborn migration to the United States

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 Coleborn family emigrate to North America:

Coleborn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas A. Coleborn, aged 40, originally from Santos, Brazil, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Tennyson" from Santos [1]

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGC-64C : 6 December 2014), Thomas A. Coleborn, 25 Jan 1908; citing departure port Santos, arrival port New York, ship name Tennyson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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