Cockburn Family History

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Cockburn Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumberland): habitational name from a place in Berwickshire named Cockburn, from Old English cocc ‘cock’, ‘rooster’ (or the related byname Cocca) + burna ‘stream’ (see Bourne). This surname is traditionally pronounced Coburn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Colburn, Woodburn, Blackburn, Cliburn, Chadburn, Fishburn, Cobern

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Cockburn Family Origin

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Cockburn Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cockburn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cockburn family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cockburn. The most common Cockburn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Cockburn's were Coal Miners.

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Cockburn Historical Records

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Cockburn Life Expectancy

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