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The earliest origins of the name Cobbett date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the personal name Jacob. The surname Cobbett is derived from Cob, which is a pet form of the name Jacob, and is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -et. Some experts state that the surname Cobbett is a nickname derived from the Old English word cubit, which means elbow. One expert is dumbfounded: "I cannot explain the somewhat common and well-known surname, unless it be a diminutive or corruption of a personal name. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Cobbett Early Origins



The surname Cobbett was first found in Norfolk, where Geoffrey Cobet and Roger Cobet were both listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Cobbett Spelling Variations


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Cobbett Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cobbett include Cubitt, Cowbitt, Cobbett, Cubyt, Cubbert, Cubit and many more.

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Cobbett Early History


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Cobbett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobbett research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Cobbett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cobbett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cobbett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cobbett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cobbett or a variant listed above:

Cobbett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Cobbett, aged 23, landed in America in 1635
  • Josias Cobbett, aged 21, arrived in America in 1635
  • Josiah Cobbett, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Thomas Cobbett, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Samuel Cobbett, who landed in New England in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cobbett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cobbett, aged 30, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

Cobbett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H Cobbett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cobbett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cobbett (post 1700)



  • James Cobbett (1804-1842), English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1826 to 1841
  • William Cobbett (1763-1835), English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist who was found guilty of treasonous libel on 15 June 1810 after objecting to a flogging at Ely; his sons founded Cobbett, Wheeler and Cobbett which is now called Cobbetts LLP with 325 lawyers
  • John Cobbett (b. 1929), Scottish sculptor, best known for his three works for Sir Edward Maufe's Guildford Cathedral
  • William Pitt Cobbett (1853-1919), Australian academic, jurist, editor and founding Challis Chair of Law of the University of Sydney Faculty of Law
  • Walter Willson Cobbett CBE (1847-1937), British businessman, violinist and editor/author of Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Cobbett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cobbett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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