Research shows that the last name Whitburn has been around since the eleventh century. Whitburn is a British occupational name of old Scottish origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Cornwall in 1198. The word Whitburn is thought to have derived from a Norman term.
Whitburn is currently at number 1782 of the UK's most popular surnames. In the UK alone there are 74487 people with the surname Whitburn. Wiltshire currently holds the greatest density of people with the last name Whitburn. If history is to be believed the early eighteenth century Whitburn's liked a drink or five. Members of the Whitburn family participated in the D-day assult. 32