Carbould History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Carbould came from the Old English given name Cobbold.

Early Origins of the Carbould family

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

Early History of the Carbould family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carbould research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1174, 1219, 1273, 1353, 1649, 1680 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Carbould History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carbould Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Carbould has been recorded under many different variations, including Cobbold, Cobbald, Cubald, Cubold, Cubaldus, Carbould, Cobald, Cubbel, Cubaud, Corbold, Corbould, Cubill, Cobell and many more.

Early Notables of the Carbould family (pre 1700)

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carbould Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Carbould family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carbould or a variant listed above: M. Cobell who arrived in San Francisco in 1856.


Contemporary Notables of the name Carbould (post 1700) +

  • Charles Carbould, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Orillia, 1884 [1]


The Carbould Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Rebus angustis fortis
Motto Translation: Brave in adversity.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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