The Cooleborn 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 Cooleborn family
The surname Cooleborn 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 Cooleborn family
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Cooleborn 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 Cooleborn 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 Cooleborn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooleborn 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 Cooleborn were among those contributors: William Colburn of Boston who came in Winthrop's fleet in 1630. He was elected Deacon and ruling elder of the Colony's Church. John Colburn of Dedham, Massachusetts, settled in 1640 and had five sons.