Cobon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Cobon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobon research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1273, 1298, 1345, and 1773 are included under the topic Early Cobon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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.

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