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Historical References

"COLBAN. From the Old Norse personal name Kolbeinn (Old Danish Colben). A person of this name gave name to COVINGTON, q.v. Colbanus a cleric, 1107-24 (Nat. MSS., i, 11, 12). Colban, mormaer of Buchan, made a gift to the monastery of Deer, c. 1150 (Bk. Deer). Later, as earl of Buchan he witnessed a confirmation charter to the Abbey of Lindores (LAC., 1), and was witness to a charter by William the Lion to the Abbey of Arbroath, 1178-82 (RAA., n, p. 535). In Shetland Kolbeinn appears in place name as Cullin, in Cullinsbroch, Bressay (Jakobsen). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Colban Family History

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