The name Cubert has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the personal name Jacob.
The surname Cubert 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 Cubert 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 Cubert family
The surname Cubert 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 Cubert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cubert research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Cubert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cubert 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 Cubert include Cubitt, Cowbitt, Cobbett, Cubyt, Cubbert, Cubit and many more.
Early Notables of the Cubert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cubert family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Cubert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Esteban Cubert, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823 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)