Welcome to the Cosburn Family History Research site. This
site contains information relating to genealogical and family
history research into the surname Cosburn (and spelling variations)
throughout the whole world.
The surname appears to originate in the Cotswolds region of
England, specifically in the parish of Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire.
The principle spelling variations include Cossburn, Corsburn
and Colesborne. The variation Colesborne appears to be the earliest
known spelling and may indicate an origin in the parish of Colesbourne
in Gloucestershire. There are early occurrences of the surname
in London, and during the 1800s, Cosburns and Cosburn descendants
have migrated to North America, Australasia and other parts of
Visit David Cosburn's Honor Remember site which includes
a list of some Cosburn descendants and some images relating to
Cosburn family history.
http://www.honor-remember.com/ (no longer available)
Visit Peter Williams's Cosburn Family History page.
The Cosburn Mailing
There is an email mailing list for the surname Cosburn and
variants, hosted by Rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.com).
To subscribe in list mode, send an email to with the subject subscribe.
To subscribe in digest mode, send an email to with the subject subscribe.
The Cosburn Facebook
There is a closed Facebook Group for the surname Cosburn and
variants, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/2264041845/.
To contact me (Peter Williams), send email to Peter J Williams
There is an online database of records and events relating
to the surname Cosburn. If you would like to contribute to the
database, please send email to Peter J Williams . Contributors should note that their contributions
will be made freely accessible on this web site.
View the records in the database
(requires Microsoft Internet Explorer) or download
a zipped delimited text file.