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Early Origins of the Dabbs family

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. [1]

The name was a medieval trade name for someone who was a plasterer. [2] [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Willelmus Dauber; Johannes Doweber; and Johannes Douber. [4]

Early History of the Dabbs family

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Dabbs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dauber, Dawber, Dober, Daber, Dabber, Doberer and others.

Early Notables of the Dabbs family (pre 1700)

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Dabbs Ranking

In the United States, the name Dabbs is the 4,944th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [5]

United States Dabbs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dabbs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edward Dabbs, aged 30, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1904
  • Albert Dabbs, aged 41, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Robert Dabbs, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Evelyn May Dabbs, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Capel, England, in 1909
  • Hugh Dabbs, who settled in America, in 1911
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Australia Dabbs migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dabbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Dabbs, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Claudine" on 20th May 1821, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dabbs (post 1700) +

  • Sarah Mavis Dabbs (1922-2000), American outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s
  • James M. Dabbs Jr. (1937-2004), American Social Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University
  • Dutch Dabbs, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1994 [7]
  • Carole B. Dabbs, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 2004-08 [7]
  • Benjamin Dabbs (b. 1909), English footballer from Oakengates, Shropshire

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th February 2021). Retrieved from
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook