The name Coblegh is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Coberley, Gloucestershire
which dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Culberlege and literally meant "wood or clearing of a man called Cuthbeorht." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Coblegh family
The surname Coblegh was first found in Devon
. The phrase "Uncle Tom Cobley and all" is an English expression of explaining "and all the rest" comes from the Devon
folk song "Widecombe Fair" chorus which lists a long list of people "Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all", and Whether the characters were real or not, it is unknown.
Early History of the Coblegh family
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Coblegh Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coblegh has been spelled many different ways, including Cobley, Coblegh, Cobleigh, Cobligh, Coboleche and others.
Early Notables of the Coblegh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coblegh family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cobleghs to arrive in North America: Sarah Cobley who settled in New England