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Where did the English Bober family come from? What is the English Bober family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bober family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bober family history?

Bober is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Robert.

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bober have been found, including Bobart, Bobbet, Bobat, Bobbete, Bobet, Bobitt, Bobbett, Bobert, Bobett and many more.

First found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bober 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 Bober History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bober Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bober, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Bober Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Josef Bober, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1893

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The Bober Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bober 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 28 October 2013 at 16:16.

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