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The ancestry of the name Cobley dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Cobley Early Origins



The surname Cobley 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.

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Cobley Spelling Variations


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Cobley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cobley have been found, including Cobley, Coblegh, Cobleigh, Cobligh, Coboleche and others.

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Cobley Early History


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Cobley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobley research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cobley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cobley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cobley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cobley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cobley, or a variant listed above:

Cobley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Barna Cobley, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Cobley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jemmett Cobley, who landed in South Carolina in 1735
  • Sarah Cobley who settled in New England in 1764

Cobley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cobley, who arrived in New York in 1824

Cobley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Cobley, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Cobley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Psyche" in 1849

Cobley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. S. Cobley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Santiago" in 1870
  • Mary Ann Cobley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Santiago" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cobley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cobley (post 1700)



  • David Cobley (b. 1954), English portrait and figure painter and founder of Bath Artists' Studios
  • Arthur Cobley (1874-1960), English cricketer who played from 1897 to 1904
  • Donald Cobley (b. 1928), British modern pentathlete at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Michael Cobley (b. 1959), Scottish science fiction and fantasy author

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Cobley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cobley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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