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Where did the English Oby family come from? What is the English Oby family crest and coat of arms? When did the Oby family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Oby family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Oby comes from the family having resided in the village of Hoby, a parish in Leicestershire. The name could also be a baptismal name the son of Robert from the nickname Hob.
Oby has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
First found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat from before the Norman Conquest.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oby research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1505, 1574, 1593, 1614, 1690, 1566, 1st , 1602, 1679, 1640 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Oby History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 107 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Obys to arrive on North American shores: John Hobby, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1637; Catherine Hobby to Virginia in 1714; John Hobby to Virginia in 1736; Mr. hobby to Newfoundland in 1814.
The Oby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oby 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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