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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
which were held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 by Count Alan of Brettagny. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Cober family
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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)
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Migration of the Cober family to Ireland
Some of the Cober family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cober family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)