Bobber is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Baber, in the county of Suffolk
. There is also a place in Cornwall
called Baber (sometimes known as St. Dominick) from which some cases of the name may originate, but it is of later origin than the one in Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Bobber family
The surname Bobber was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Bobber family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bobber research.Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, 1582, 1601, 1608, 1621, 1757, 1532, 1578, 1571, 1572, 1593, 1644, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Bobber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bobber Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bobber family name include Baber, Babre, Bayber, Baybre, Babar, Baybar, Babor, Babir and many more.
Early Notables of the Bobber family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Babre, a prominent 13th century landholder in Cambridgeshire; Edward Baber (1532-1578), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Bath (1571 to 1572)... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bobber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bobber family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bobber surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Francis Baber, who sailed to Massachusettes in 1635. Robert Baber journeyed to Virginia in 1663 and Nick Baber sailed to Philadelphia in 1838.