Kobelt


Kobelt
Recorded in over five hundred forms and found throughout Europe and parts of the Middle East, this most interesting surname derives from the ancient Hebrew given name Yaakov, the later Jacob or Jakob. The name means "following-after", as in the biblical story Jacob was the name of the twin brother of Esau, who took advantage of the latter's hunger and impetuousness to persuade him to part with his birthright "for a mess of potage". The surnames James and Jack share the same origins and development. Perhaps surprisingly Jacob in all its multitudious spellings which range from Iacobo, Coppo, Kobel, Kobelt, Kubera, and Kabos, to Giacopino, Jankel, Kobiela, Yakobovitz, and Jessen, was not originally a Jewish surname, but Christian. Like most biblical names, it enjoyed a great burst of popularity in the 12th century during the time of the famous Crusades to free the Holy Land from the Sarcens. All were unsuccessful, but the returning European soldiers and pilgrims made it a fashion to call their children by names associated with the early days of the Christian church. The earliest examples of surname recordings are usually to be found in England, the first country to adopt both hereditary surnames, and to register them. Here William Jacob was recorded in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire in 1273, whilst in 1292 Werner Kobi was a citizen of Freiburg, and in 1361 Hans Jacob is recorded in the charters of Wernsbach, both Germany. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is believed to be that of Agnes Jacobes, in the register of the abbey of Ramsey, Huntingdon, in the year 1244. Over the centuries surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Kobelt — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Georg Ludwig Kobelt (1804 1857), deutscher Anatom Karl Kobelt (1891–1968), Schweizer Politiker (FDP) Marion Kobelt Groch (* 1955), deutsche Historikerin Wilhelm Kobelt (Zoologe) (1840–1916), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kobelt — Kobelt,   Karl, schweizerischer Politiker, * Marbach (Kanton Sankt Gallen) 1. 8. 1891, ✝ Bern 5. 1. 1968; Bauingenieur, Mitglied der Freisinnig Demokratischen Partei (FDP), 1933 39 Mitglied des St. Galler Regierungsrates, 1939 54 Abgeordneter im… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Kobelt — Georg L., German physician, 1804–1857. See K. tubules, under tubule …   Medical dictionary

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  • Wilhelm Kobelt (Zoologe) — Wilhelm Kobelt (vor 1916) Wilhelm Kobelt (* 20. Februar 1840 in Alsfeld; † 16. März 1916 in Schwanheim) war ein deutscher Arzt, Professor, Heimatforscher, Autor und Zoologe, speziell Malakologe. Kobelt war im Jahr 1868 Mitgründer der Deutschen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Karl Kobelt — Photo officielle de Karl Kobelt Mandats 63 e conseiller fédéral 1er  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wilhelm Kobelt (Politiker) — Wilhelm Kobelt (* 5. November 1865 in Magdeburg; † 23. Oktober 1927 in Wernigerode) war Mitglied des Reichstags und Kommunalpolitiker in Magdeburg. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Ehrung 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marion Kobelt-Groch — (* 6. April 1955 in Wolfenbüttel) ist eine deutsche Historikerin. Marion Kobelt Groch legte 1975 das Abitur ab und studierte von 1976 bis 1990 an der Universität Hamburg Vor und Frühgeschichte, Erziehungswissenschaft, Germanistik und Geschichte.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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