Clan Cockburn

Basic Info.

Cockburn Clan Crest

Cockburn Clan Crest


Crest: A cock crowing, Proper
Motto: Accendit Cantu (He rouses us with song)
Region: Lowlands
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan


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Cockburn Tartan

Cockburn Modern

Cockburn Modern

Cockburn Clan tartan

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Clan History

James IV

James IV

Cockburn History

There are different opinions as to the origin of this surname.

One connects it to a placename near Duns in Berwickshire, another suggests that it is derived from the old Scots word ‘gowk’ meaning cuckoo and that it is connected to Cukooburn in Roxburghshire.

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Clan Lands

Cockburn Lands

Cockburn Map

Cockburn Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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