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Where did the English Theobal family come from? What is the English Theobal family crest and coat of arms? When did the Theobal family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Theobal family history?The Theobal family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name Theobald,which was an ancient personal name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Theobal include Theobald, Theobalds, Diebold, Theobold, Tubald, Tudball, Dipple, Diebald, Teupel, Diepelt, Dewalt and many more.
First found in the Domesday Book of 1086; several bearers of Theobal as a personal name were recorded as landowners after the Norman Conquest, particularly in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk. The first recorded instance of Theobal as a surname occurred in 1199, where Tomas Teobald was living in Gloucestershire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theobal research. Another 312 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1601, 1688, 1744, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Theobal History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 46 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Theobal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Theobal were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Jon Dipple, who settled in Virginia in 1636; John Henry Dewalt, who was living in Pennsylvania in 1772; Henry Dipple, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1822.
The Theobal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theobal 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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