The name Coulboourn first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Coulboourn family
The surname Coulboourn 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 Coulboourn family
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Coulboourn Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Coulboourn has appeared include Colburn, Colburne, Colborne, Colbourne, Coulbourne, Colbourn, Cullburn, Colborn, Colbryn, Coulbryne, Culbourne, Cullburne and many more.
Early Notables of the Coulboourn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coulboourn family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Coulboourn arrived in North America very early: 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.