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Records for the ancient family of Cobb show that John Cob appeared as a witness in Ardoch, Scotland in 1479 and Malcolm Cob owned land in Brechin, Scotland in 1508.

John Cobb and thirteen others of the surname appeared in 1629 in the Brechin Commissariot Record.  A family of the Cobb surname contributed to the expense of building the bellhouse at Novar, Scotland in 17731 .

1Source: History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearns by Jervise, Edinburgh 1882.

Cobb Orthography*

1. Cob

2. Cobb

*Source:  The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin, Meaning, and History, by George F. Black, copyright The New York Public Library 1946, current edition published in 1993 by Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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