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Where did the English Jobes family come from? What is the English Jobes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jobes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jobes family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Jobes comes from the baptismal nameJob. The surname Jobes referred to the son of Job which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Jobes has appeared include Jobson, Job, Jobes, Jobe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jobes research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the year 1202 is included under the topic Early Jobes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jobes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Jobes arrived in North America very early: Francis Jobson settled in Barbados in 1671; along with Nathaniel; Nancy and Margaret Jobson arrived in Barstable Massachusetts in 1822 with two children..
The Jobes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jobes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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