Cobord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Cobord was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.
Early Origins of the Cobord family
The surname Cobord was first found in Cheshire and Lancashire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cobord family
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Cobord Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cobord family name include Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.
Early Notables of the Cobord family
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Migration of the Cobord family to Ireland
Some of the Cobord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cobord family
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cobord family to immigrate North America: Symon Culberton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Culbert who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802; followed by George and Matthew in 1811.