The Cobon family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the given name Jacob
Early Origins of the Cobon family
The surname Cobon was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cobon family
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Cobon 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 Cobon include Cobbin, Cobbing, Cobon, Cobin, Cobyn, Cobben, Cobenn, Coblyn, Coblin and many more.
Early Notables of the Cobon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cobon 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 Cobon were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Henry Cobbin who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851 and Thomas Cobbin in Philadelphia in 1856.