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Coburn Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: variant of Cockburn, reflecting the pronunciation. Altered spelling of German Kobern.

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


Similar surnames: Cobern, Cobourn, Cogburn, Corn, Osburn, Cober, Cockburn, Thoburn

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Where is the Coburn family from?

You can see how Coburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coburn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 148 Coburn families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Coburn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coburn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Coburn. 54% of Coburn men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Coburn women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coburn were Salesman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
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What Coburn family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Coburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coburn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Coburn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Coburn. For the veterans among your Coburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coburn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Coburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Coburn in 1942 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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