The surname Dabbs was first found in Yorkshire where the Assize Rolls of 1219 list Hugo Daubur as holding estates there at that time. A few years later, Robert le Daubar was listed in Berkshire in 1221 and later, Nicholas le Doudur was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1260. 
The name was a medieval trade name for someone who was a plasterer. 
The YorkshirePoll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Willelmus Dauber; Johannes Doweber; and Johannes Douber. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dabbs research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dabbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.