The name Dobsaun originated with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from Dob
, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert
Early Origins of the Dobsaun family
The surname Dobsaun was first found in Lancashire
. The name was first found in the northern counties of England
, firstly in Lancashire
where they held Whitestock Hall, and by the 13th century had branched to Durham
, (where they held the Vicarage, near Bingley and Miss Ann Dobson was the heiress of Christopher Tancred of Wixley) and Cheshire
. In 1396, Robert Johanson Dobson won a pardon in Lancashire.
Early History of the Dobsaun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobsaun research.Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1567, 1675, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Dobsaun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dobsaun Spelling Variations
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 Dobsaun has appeared include Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.
Early Notables of the Dobsaun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dobsaun family to Ireland
Some of the Dobsaun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dobsaun family to the New World and Oceana
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 Dobsaun arrived in North America very early: Edward Dobson settled in Virginia in the year 1638; and Richard also settled in that colony in the year 1643. Later, Samuel Dobson settled in Harbour Grace Parish in Newfoundland in 1823.