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From Old English blæc (dark) + burna (stream).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /blækbəːn/
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Proper noun[edit]

Blackburn (countable and uncountable, plural Blackburns)

  1. (uncountable) A placename:
    1. A large town in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England.
    2. A village in Aberdeenshire council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NJ8212).
    3. A town in West Lothian council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS9865).
    4. A suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    5. An unincorporated community in Washington County, Arkansas, United States.
    6. A small city in Lafayette County and Saline County, Missouri, United States.
    7. A small town in Pawnee County, Oklahoma, United States.
  2. (countable) A habitational surname from Old English.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Blackburn is the 889th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 39,097 individuals. Blackburn is most common among White (87.41%) individuals.

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