The name Cubbart is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the personal name Jacob.
The surname Cubbart is derived from Cob,
which is a pet form of the name Jacob,
and is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -et.
Some experts state that the surname Cubbart is a nickname
derived from the Old English word cubit,
which means elbow.
One expert is dumbfounded: "I cannot explain the somewhat common and well-known surname, unless it be a diminutive or corruption of a personal name
. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Cubbart family
The surname Cubbart was first found in Norfolk
, where Geoffrey Cobet and Roger Cobet were both listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Cubbart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cubbart research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Cubbart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cubbart Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cubbart has been spelled many different ways, including Cubitt, Cowbitt, Cobbett, Cubyt, Cubbert, Cubit and many more.
Early Notables of the Cubbart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cubbart family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cubbarts to arrive in North America: Isaac Cubbert who settled in New York State in 1811; William Cubit settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866.