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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cockburn name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    31%

  • France

    3%

  • Germanic Europe

    3%

  • Benin/Togo

    2%

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Cockburn Family Origin

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Cockburn Family Occupations

What did your Cockburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cockburn family was Keeping House. The most common Cockburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Cockburn's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cockburn.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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.

Cockburn Historical Records

What Cockburn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Cockburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockburn 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Cockburn. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cockburn. For the veterans among your Cockburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockburn lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cockburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cockburn in 1954 was 62, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cockburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cockburn 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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