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Historical References

"COBB. John Cob in Ardoch appears as witness in 1479 (REB., I, 203), and in 1508 there is mention of land of Malcolm Cob in Brechin (ibid., n, 160). John Cobb, citiner of Brechin in 1629 and thirteen more of the name appear in the Brechin Commissariot Record. Some individual of this name gave name to Cobbisland in Brechin, in record in 1528 (REB., n, 181), and a family of the name contributed to the expense of building the bellhouse at Novar in 1773 (Jervise, Land of the Lindsays, 2. ed., p. 133). Bardsley and Harrison say this name is a diminutive of Jacob, but there was also an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) personal name Cobba. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Cobb Family Tree

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