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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Coburn

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Alt. Meaning

C is for compassion, your finest side.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

U is for useful, always to others.

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Coburn

James Coburn was an actor. He was most active from 1957 to 2002. James was given the name James Harrison Coburn III on August 31st, 1928 in Laurel, Nebraska, U.S. He died on November 18th, 2002.


Charles Coburn was an actor. He has been prominent since 1901. Charles was given the name Charles Douville Coburn on June 19th, 1877 in Macon, Georgia, U.S. He passed away on August 30th, 1961.


Tom Coburn is an office holder. Tom was born on March 14th, 1948 in Casper, Wyoming.


Emma was born on October 19th, 1990.


Jo Coburn is a journalist, news presenter, political journalism, presenter, and political correspondent. Jo was given the name Joanne Coburn on November 12th, 1968.


Paula Murad Coburn was an actress and television host. Paula was born on October 31st, 1955 in Jamaica. She left this life on July 30th, 2004.


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Popularity of Coburn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Coburn U.S.
  White 85.21% 64.26%
  African American 9.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Coburn

People with the last name Coburn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Coburn

  • How Popular is the name Coburn? Coburn is the 27,337th most popular name of all time. As a last name Coburn was the 2,625th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Coburn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 193 babies born with the first name Coburn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Coburn to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Coburn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Coburn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Coburn is Wednesday, December 27th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Coburn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Coburn was in 1943 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Coburn: Your name in reverse order is Nruboc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uncobr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Coburn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,741 people with the last name Coburn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coburn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Coburn as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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