Cober History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Cober is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the lush region of Cove, in Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Cober family

The surname Cober was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times in the two hamlets of North and South Cove in Suffolk [1] which were held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 by Count Alan of Brettagny. [2] Conjecturally the name is descended from that source.

Much further to the north in Scotland, Cove is a village in the parish of Nigg in Aberdeenshire. [3]

Early History of the Cober family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cober research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1273, 1330, 1293, 1330, 1642 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Cober History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cober 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 Cober family name include Cove and others.

Early Notables of the Cober family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cober Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cober migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Cober surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Cober Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo Cober, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1854 [4]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ 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)


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