The ancestors of the Cobdon surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Cobdon family
The surname Cobdon 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 Cobdon family
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Cobdon Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cobdon include Cobden, Copden, Copdon, Cobdon, Copendenne and others.
Early Notables of the Cobdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobdon family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mary Cobden who arrived in Maryland in 1659.