Bobbins Surname History

The name Bobbins is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Bobbing, a parish in the union and hundred of Milton, in the county of Kent. [1]

Early Origins of the Bobbins family

The surname Bobbins was first found in Kent, at Bobbing, a village and civil parish in the Swale district that dates back to c. 1100 when it was first listed as Bobinge. The place name literally means "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Bobba," from the Old English personal name + "ingas." [2]

Early History of the Bobbins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bobbins research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, 1637 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bobbins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bobbins Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bobbins has been spelled many different ways, including Bobbin, Bobben, Bobban, Bobbing, Bobing, Bobins and many more.

Early Notables of the Bobbins family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bobbins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bobbins family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bobbinss to arrive in North America: James Bobin, who arrived in New York state in 1716.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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