Cobert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Cobert family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.

Early Origins of the Cobert family

The surname Cobert was first found in Cheshire and Lancashire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Cobert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobert research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1205, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Cobert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cobert Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.

Early Notables of the Cobert family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Cobert family to Ireland

Some of the Cobert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cobert family

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Cobert or a variant listed above: Symon Culberton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Culbert who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802; followed by George and Matthew in 1811.


Contemporary Notables of the name Cobert (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Henri Cobert (1885-1944), French Commanding Officer during World War II [1]


  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Henri Cobert. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cobert/Henri/France.html


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