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  • Basil Cochrane (1753 - 1826)
    1753 - A 22 de abril, no Palácio Real de Hollyrood, em Edimburgo (Escócia), nasce o Honorable Basil Cochrane, sétimo filho de Thomas Cochrane, 8.° Conde de Dundonald. Cochranes do Brasil; a vida e a ...
  • Deborah Cochrane (Blennerhassett) (b. - 1716)
    From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Deborah Blennerhassett: Deborah Blennerhassett [1] F, #245739 Last Edited=17 Feb 2011 Deborah Blennerhassett was the daughter of Henry Blennerhassett a...
  • Elizabeth Cochrane-Johnstone (1794 - 1883)
    Brief biographical information here: Had five daughters and two sons.
  • Frances Louise Cobb (1910 - 1996)
    Birth: Jul. 3, 1910 Cabarrus County North Carolina, USA Death: Oct. 24, 1996 Decatur DeKalb County Georgia, USA She married Isaac Cobb in 1940. Family links: Parents: Joseph Calvin Cochran...

About the Cochrane surname

This famous Scottish name, with the variations Cochrane, Cochran, Cochern and Colqueran, is locational and derives from the "Lowlands of Cochrane", near Paisley in Renfrewshire. There has hardly been a period in Scottish and English history when the Cochrane's have not been prominent. Robert Cochrane, Earl of Mar (d. 1482) was a favourite of King James 111, whilst Sir John Cochrane (c. 1650) was a Royalist Commander of Charles 1 and Governor of Towcester in 1644, whilst Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860) was an Admiral in the Royal Navy until driven out for exposing naval corruption. In 1817 he commanded the Chilean Navy and secured independence from Spain.It is said that some Mac Eacherens who removed to the lowlands and adopted the surname Cochrane to conceal their origin. This has mislead some people to believe that there is a connection between the two names. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Waldegrave de Coveran which was dated 1262 Charter Witness in Kintyre during the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland 1249-1286