Coble History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Coble is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as the local cobbler, who repaired the shoes of the townspeople. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. This phenomenon is demonstrated by this particular surname.

Early Origins of the Coble family

The surname Coble was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Coble family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coble research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1289, 1339 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Coble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coble Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Coble has appeared include Cobeler, Cobbler, Cobelere, Cobbeler, Cobler and others.

Early Notables of the Coble family (pre 1700)

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United States Coble migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Coble arrived in North America very early:

Coble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maurice Coble, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Barbe Coble, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
  • Jean Leonard Coble, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
  • Jenan Michel Coble, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
  • Magdelaine Coble, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Coble Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. Charles Coble, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. R. W. Coble, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Fay Coble, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Mercedes Coble, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Raimond Coble, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Coble migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Coble, Covell, O'Neill, Cobell), (b. 1808), aged 25, English boot maker who was convicted in Norfolk, Norfolkshire, England for life for highway robbery, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1868 [1]
  • Mr. Benjamin Coble, British Convict who was convicted in Norfolk, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 25th April 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Uriah Coble, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coble (post 1700) +

  • Robert D. "Bob" Coble (b. 1953), American politician, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina from 1990 to 2010
  • John Howard Coble (1931-2015), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1985-2015)
  • David Lamar "Dave" Coble (1912-1971), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Arthur Byron Coble (1878-1966), American mathematician and President of the American Mathematical Society from 1933 to 1934


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1840
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm


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