The origins of the name Cubbert are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the personal name Jacob.
The surname Cubbert 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 Cubbert 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 Cubbert family
The surname Cubbert 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 Cubbert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cubbert research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Cubbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cubbert 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. Cubbert has been spelled many different ways, including Cubitt, Cowbitt, Cobbett, Cubyt, Cubbert, Cubit and many more.
Early Notables of the Cubbert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cubbert 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 Cubberts to arrive in North America:
Cubbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Isaac Cubbert who settled in New York State in 1811
- Isaac Cubbert, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)