David Cockburn

10 December 1864–
Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David Cockburn was born on 10 December 1864, in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Cockburn, was 31 and his mother, Jane Ferguson, was 25.

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David Cockburn
Jane Ferguson
Jane Cockburn
Thomas Cockburn
David Cockburn
Ann Cockburn

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World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 4

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 44

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • David Cockburn, 1871 Census
  • David Cockburn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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