name Coboleche comes from when the family resided 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 Coboleche family
The surname Coboleche 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 Coboleche family
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Coboleche Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coboleche has been recorded under many different variations, including Cobley, Coblegh, Cobleigh, Cobligh, Coboleche and others.
Early Notables of the Coboleche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coboleche family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coboleche or a variant listed above: Sarah Cobley who settled in New England