Last name: COLBURN

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COLBURN : This last name is indexed 36,648 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COLBURN : English:: 2: habitational name usually from Colburn in Catterick (North Yorkshire) named from Old English cōl ‘cool’ or col ‘coal’+ burna ‘stream’ (often confused with Old Norse brunnr ‘spring stream’) but sometimes perhaps from a minor place so named such as Coalburn in South Wingfield (Derbyshire) or Coldbourne in Bramley (Surrey).1: from the Middle English personal name Colborn an Anglicized form of Old Norse Kolbiǫrn Kolbiorn from kol ‘coal’ + biǫrn ‘bear’.3: variant of Colbran from the Middle English personal name Colbrand (Old Norse Kolbrandr Kolbrand from kol ‘coal’ + brandr ‘sword-blade firebrand’).4: variant of Cowburn a habitational name from Cowburn in Kirkham (Lancashire).

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