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Re: Origins of the Coberlys
Posted by: mark cobley Date: July 05, 2001 at 15:13:11
In Reply to: Origins of the Coberlys by M Beard of 175

in my research into the name of Cobley I have certainly come across examples of the name being spelt as Coberley (ly) and I would propose that the name originates from the same Anglo-Saxon words "Cob: meaning a "big or leading man" and Leigh, ley or ly (depending on the writers understanding) which meant a clearing in the wood.

There is a small section on the http://cobley-history.co.uk website which outlines the origin of the name.


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