The Clayburn One-Name Study in England
The surname "Clayburn"as spelt, appears
to have originated in Yorkshire, particularly in the Howden area
of the East Riding of Yorkshire, from which many family groups
around Britain and the world emanate. If the name was brought
into the East Riding of Yorkshire from elsewhere, we have yet to
discover when and how, then prove the source.
Consequently, much of the data about this surname originates in
the Yorkshire area. However, the name spread inland during the
late 18th and 19th Centuries, and
the data we have gathered reflects this migration.
A branch in the Manchester area of Lancashire traces back from a
Irish immigrant family whose roots are still being investigated.
British seafaring Clayburns in the Merchant Navy, migrated
from Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire to Sunderland, County
Durham, from where a number of present days families can trace
A branch in Derbyshire may be looked at here. Click on the name to find out
See the Derbyshire Clayburn Family in
"Clayburn Families in
See the spread of Clayburns during the 1881 Census in "Clayburn 1881 Census
The Parish of Cliburn in the old county of Westmorland,
England, would appear to be the source of the Cliburn and
Cliborne variants of the Clayburn name,
which are especially prevalent in the USA.
Click here - Parish of
Cliburn - in order to see more detail.
Major sources for our research in
- Full extraction from St.Catherines' House
(Now the FHC) of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837
- Full extract from the IGI for all
"Clayburn" Surnames in the UK
- Full extract from all the published IGI
1881 Census Surname Indexes.
- Full index with many extractions from
PCC Wills & Admons 1853 to 1985
- Coverage of many published 1851 Census
- Coverage of a large number of Parish
Registers, particularly in Yorkshire
- Many Family Trees and
correspondence from many Clayburn families.
Please e-mail Rod Clayburn for further details on
Clayburn family information