The ancient roots of the Bobby family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Bobby comes from when the family lived in two distinct parishes in the county of Lincolnshire
, each named Boothby.
Early Origins of the Bobby family
The surname Bobby was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the name is associated with three locations called Boothby. Hugo de Boebi, also recorded as de Bothebi, was registered in Lincolnshire
in 1190. During the Middle Ages the family in Lincolnshire
included several prominent landholders, such as Osbert de Boby who was recorded there during the reign of King Henry III. Hugo de Bobi, Emma de Boby, and Walter de Boby were all registered in the county in 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Bobby family
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Bobby 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 Bobby has appeared include Bobby, Boebi, Bothebi, Boby, Bobi, Bobie, Bobbie and others.
Early Notables of the Bobby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bobby 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 Bobby arrived in North America very early:
Bobby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Alice Bobby, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)