The name Cobler is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name 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 Cobler family
The surname Cobler was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cobler family
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Cobler Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cobler include Cobeler, Cobbler, Cobelere, Cobbeler, Cobler and others.
Early Notables of the Cobler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobler family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cobler were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Cobler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Cobler, who arrived in Maryland in 1681
Cobler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Frederick Cobler, who arrived in Virginia in 1718