Hi all. I haven't been very active on the forum for years but now that I am retired, I hope to re-involve myself.
We have 17 different spellings for various varieties of Milburn - Milbourn - Milbourne - Mylbourn - Melbourne to list a few. Some have geographical significance others religious. However I feel we all inter-relate back at common crossroads historically/ genealogically approximately 1600 in the Tyne River region of the Scottish Middle March on the border of England with the Elliots, Armstrongs, Grayhams and Bells.
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