From the Scots: Gowk/Cuckoo
Badge: A cock crowing proper
Motto: Accendii cantu (He rouses us with song)
Peres de Cockburne rendered homage to Edward I of England and the name appears in the Ragman Roll 1296 in Scotland.

Sir Alexander Cockburn was made  Hereditary Usher (an office in medieval Scotland whose holders had the theoretical responsibility of being warden of the king's door, i.e. protecting the king's property). The family acquired the Barony of Langton in Berwickshire in 1504. Sir George Cockburn conveyed Napoleon to St Helena.

The tartan is in the 1819 Key Pattern Books of Wilson of Bannockburn.