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Kilburne Surname Origin
(Locality). Derived from the village of Kilburne, in Middlesex, England, famous for its fine well of mineral water. Kil, Dutch; kilde, Danish, a channel or bed of a river, and hence a stream; bourne, a fountain, a spring-well.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Kilburne Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Kilburne Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738