Cobo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble Spanish surname Cobo is of local origin, that is, it is derived from the name of a place where a man once lived or held land. In this instance the surname Cobo comes from the Latin word "covum," which corresponds to the English word "hollow" or "cave." Thus, the original bearer of the name most likely lived in a place well known for its proximity to some caves.

Early Origins of the Cobo family

The surname Cobo was first found in the province of Burgos in the northern region of Castile-Leon. The earliest records of the name Cobo are from the church of Santo Domingo de la Calzada which mentions a Knight by the name of don Juan Cobo in 1157.

Important Dates for the Cobo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobo research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1582 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Cobo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cobo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cobos, Covo, Covillo and others.

Early Notables of the Cobo family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cobo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cobo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cobo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Cobo, aged 33, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Juan Cobo, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]
  • Upiaro Cobo, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • Ulpini Cobo, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]
  • Francisco Cobo, who landed in Peru in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cobo (post 1700)

  • Juan José Cobo Acebo (b. 1981), Spanish professional road racing cyclist
  • Eugenio Cobo Guzmán (b. 1951), journalist in Spain
  • Mario Cobo Barona (b. 1930), professor of literature in Ecuador

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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