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Tartan Illustrated: Cockburn Modern
'He Animates By Crowing'
The Cockburn surname had appeared by the early 13th century, when it was
employed to identify individuals from a district or location called
Cockburn (modern spelling). The name Cockburn has been viewed as
originating from the juxtaposition of 'Cock', derived from the Old
English word 'cocc' meaning 'moor-cock', 'wild bird' or 'hill', with
'burn' derived from the old word 'burna' meaning 'brook' or 'stream'
. There are several possible candidates for this geographical name including: a former 'Cokoueburn' district in early medieval Roxbughshire; a place called 'Calkesburne' that was mentioned in a charter from 1162-1190 that awarded the land of Hermanston in East Lothian
; the hill called Cockburn's Law, north of present-day Duns in Berwickshire, which was fortified in the Iron Age times; and the town of Cockburnspath, originally known as 'Kolbrand's Path', on the eastern coast of Scotland.
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