Coburn Family History

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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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Coburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coburn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coburn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Coburn Family Origin

Where is the Coburn family from?

Coburn Family Occupations

What did your Coburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coburn. A less common occupation for the Coburn family was Carpenter. The most common Coburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Coburn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Coburn Historical Records

What Coburn family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Coburn Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coburn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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