Meaning of the Name Clayburn

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All surnames date from the Middle Ages, this name is probably a name of origin meaning "dweller by a clayey stream". Yet, the variants cause us to believe that a straight derivation from "clay" and "burn" (Stream) or "clay" and "burn" (as in fire) for brick manufacture is not so simple as would be supposed.


The Parish of Cliburn in the old county of Westmorland, England, would appear to be another source, possibly of the Cliburn and Cliborne variants of the Clayburn name, which are especially prevalent in the USA.
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