The ancient name of Cobbler finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as the local
cobbler, who repaired the shoes of the townspeople. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. This phenomenon is demonstrated by this particular surname.
Early Origins of the Cobbler family
The surname Cobbler was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cobbler family
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Cobbler Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cobbler family name include Cobeler, Cobbler, Cobelere, Cobbeler, Cobler and others.
Early Notables of the Cobbler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobbler family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cobbler surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Cobbler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Frederick Cobbler, who arrived in Virginia in 1718
- Barbara Cobbler, who arrived in Virginia in 1718
- Hanna Cobbler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)