The age-old Pictish-Scottish family name Goodburn is derived from the Old Norse
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern
, some say, as early as the 12th century.
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In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Goodburn has been spelled Goodbrand, Goodbrang, Goodbran, Goodbairn, Gweebran and many more.