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The origins of the name Bobbitt are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Robert.

Bobbitt Early Origins



The surname Bobbitt was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bobbitt Spelling Variations


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Bobbitt 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. Bobbitt has been spelled many different ways, including Bobart, Bobbet, Bobat, Bobbete, Bobet, Bobitt, Bobbett, Bobert, Bobett and many more.

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Bobbitt Early History


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Bobbitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bobbitt research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1332, 1500, 1668, 1742, 1753, 1599, 1680, 1632, 1641 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Bobbitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bobbitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bobbitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bobbitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Bobbitts to arrive in North America: Ann Bobett who arrived in Virginia in 1663.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bobbitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bobbitt (post 1700)



  • Tony Rachaun Bobbitt (b. 1979), American professional basketball player
  • Shannon Denise Bobbitt, American professional basketball player
  • Robert Lee Bobbitt Sr. (1888-1972), American attorney and Democratic politician from Texas
  • William Haywood Bobbitt (b. 1900), American judge, Chief Justice of North Carolina state supreme court (1969-)
  • Philip Chase Bobbitt (b. 1948), American author, academic, and public servant
  • Betty Bobbitt (b. 1939), Australian based actor

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Suggested Readings for the name Bobbitt


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Suggested Readings for the name Bobbitt



  • Our Bobbitt Family: Genealogical and Historical Record of the Southern Branch by Allen Wade Mount.

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Bobbitt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Bobbitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bobbitt 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 March 2015 at 15:59.

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