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This article is about the surname. For other uses, see Cochran (disambiguation).

For the history of the surname, see Cochrane.

Family name
Pronunciation /ˈkɒkrən/ kok-ruhn
Meaning From Cochrane in Scotland, has two known meanings being either "red brook" or Battle Cry(residential); Anglicisation of corcair, meaning "crimson"
Region of origin Western Scotland, Ulster
Language(s) of origin Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic
Related names Cochrane, Cocrane, Cocran, Cochren, Cockram, Cockran, Cockren, Cochern, Colqueran, Coughran, Cofran, Coffran
Clan affiliations Clan Cochrane
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons: [1]

Cochran is a surname of Scottish origin. At the time of the British census of 1881,[1] its relative frequency was highest in Renfrewshire (34.3 times the British average), followed by Wigtownshire, Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Buteshire, Stirlingshire, Argyll, Kirkcudbrightshire and Forfarshire. The Cochrans are traditionally mainly a Western Lowlands family. The name Cochran may refer to:


  1. ^ a b "Cochran Surname at Forebears". British Surnames. Retrieved 2012-09-03.