The ancestry of the name Cobden dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the now extinct Copedene, which was in the county of Yorkshire
. This family also lived the place called Cobden Farm in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Cobden family
The surname Cobden was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England
. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation
, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.
Early History of the Cobden family
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Cobden Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cobden have been found, including Cobden, Copden, Copdon, Cobdon, Copendenne and others.
Early Notables of the Cobden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobden family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cobden, or a variant listed above:
Cobden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Cobden who arrived in Maryland in 1659
- Mary Cobden, who landed in Maryland in 1659 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Cobden (post 1700)
- Richard Cobden (1804-1865), British manufacturer and Liberal statesman
- T Cobden Sanderson (1840-1922), English bookbinder and writer