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Historical References

"COBBAN. Macbain (v, p. 69) says from Cobban in Lincolnshire, but more probably from the Old Norse personal name Kolbein, in common speech pronounced Cobban, with diminutive Cobbie. Patrick Coben admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1486 (NSCM., i, p. 32). Andrew Couban or Coban in Muir toune of Cores, 1633-36 (SCM., m, p. 72, 133). The name is also recorded in Fochabers in 1705 as Coban (MCM., m, p. 432). (2) Cobban in Orkney is a contraction for Kolbeinson, Coban and Cobane, 1687. Cobbie Row's Castle in Weir, Orkney, is a corruption of Kolbein Hruga's Castle (Orkneyinga Saga, 1873 ed., intro., p. Ixxv). Cf. COBBANSON, COLBAN, and COVINGTON. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Cobban Family History

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