Corbould History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Corbould is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old English given name "Cobbold" which literally means "famous-bold." [1] [2] The name appears in the Domesday Book as Cuboid; a personal name. [3]

Early Origins of the Corbould family

The surname Corbould was first found in Northamptonshire, where Aluuinus Cubold is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 [4] [1] Later, Ricardus Cubaldus was found in the Pipe Rolls of 1174 in Herefordshire; John Cubald in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1219; Thomas Cutebold and William Cotebold in 1292, 1332-57 in Kent; and John Cobald in the Feet of Fines for Suffolk in 1309. [1]

The Cabbage variant is most interesting. Derived from the Middle English word "caboche," meaning "head of cabbage," this nickname was first found in the Feet of Fines for Yorkshire in 1280 with Richard Caboche. A few years later, John Cabage was listed in 1304-1305. Much later, William Cabbage was listed in Essex in 1662. [1]

Early History of the Corbould family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corbould research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1174, 1219, 1273, 1353, 1649, 1561, 1680, 1752, 1767, 1824, 1767, 1787, 1768, 1837, 1768, 1797, 1877 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Corbould History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corbould Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Corbould include Cobbold, Cobbald, Cubald, Cubold, Cubaldus, Carbould, Cobald, Cubbel, Cubaud, Corbold, Corbould, Cubill, Cobell and many more.

Early Notables of the Corbould family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Cobbold (1680-1752), an English brewer born in Rattlesdon, Suffolk who established a family brewery in Ipswich. He was the progenitor of the Ipswich branch of the family, a line that continues today as prominent promoters of Ipswich Town Football Club. Elizabeth Cobbold (1767-1824), poetical writer, born in Watling Street, London, in 1767, was a daughter of Robert Knipe, afterwards of Manchester and Liverpool, by his wife, a Miss Waller. In 1787 Miss Knipe published her first work, 'Six Narrative Poems,' by subscription, and dedicated it to Sir Joshua Reynolds, to whom she was...
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corbould Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Corbould family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: M. Cobell who arrived in San Francisco in 1856.


Contemporary Notables of the name Corbould (post 1700) +

  • Richard Corbould (1757-1831), English painter, born in London 18 April 1757 [5]
  • Henry Corbould (1787-1844), English landscape and miniature painter, born in London on 11 Aug. 1787, son of Richard Corbould [5]


The Corbould Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Rebus angustis fortis
Motto Translation: Brave in adversity.


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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