Cobarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Cobarde reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.
Early Origins of the Cobarde family
The surname Cobarde was first found in Cheshire and Lancashire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cobarde family
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Cobarde Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Cobarde has been recorded under many different variations, including Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.
Early Notables of the Cobarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobarde family to Ireland
Some of the Cobarde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cobarde family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Cobardes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Symon Culberton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Culbert who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802; followed by George and Matthew in 1811.
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