Cobia is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in Colby, a parish in the county of Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Cobia family
The surname Cobia was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cobia family
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Cobia Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cobia has been recorded under many different variations, including Colby, Colbey, Coalby and others.
Early Notables of the Cobia family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobia family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cobia or a variant listed above: Anthony Colby and his wife Susannah who settled at Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Henry Colby settled in New England
in 1633; Anne Colby settled in Virginia in 1655..