Cobian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cobian is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the given name Jacob.

Early Origins of the Cobian family

The surname Cobian was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Cobian family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobian research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1273, 1298, 1345, and 1773 are included under the topic Early Cobian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cobian Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cobian has undergone many spelling variations, including Cobbin, Cobbing, Cobon, Cobin, Cobyn, Cobben, Cobenn, Coblyn, Coblin and many more.

Early Notables of the Cobian family (pre 1700)

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United States Cobian migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cobian were among those contributors:

Cobian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann F Cobian, who arrived in Ohio in 1824 [1]
  • Jose M Cobian, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1861 [1]
  • Modesto Cobian, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1861 [1]
  • Justo Pastor Cobian, aged 21, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1861 [1]
  • Maximo Cobian, aged 21, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1869 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cobian Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mercedes Cobian, aged 22, who landed in America from San Juan, in 1905
  • Maximino Cobian, aged 25, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1908
  • Pedro Cobian, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Modesto Cobian, aged 20, who settled in New York City, New York, in 1918
  • Esteban F. Cobian, aged 38, who settled in New York, N. Y., in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cobian (post 1700) +

  • Rafael Ramos Cobian, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1956 [2]
  • Miguelina Cobián (1941-2019), Cuban four-time gold medalist sprinter
  • Alfonso Valdés Cobián (1890-1988), Puerto Rico industrialist, banker, sportsman and politician, cofounder of Cervecería India, Inc., Puerto Rico's largest beer brewery
  • Juan Manuel Cobián (b. 1975), former Argentine footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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