Daubney is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Daubney family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Daubney family lived in Leicestershire
. The family was originally from Abene, where they held a castle, near Louvaine, Normandy
, and it is from the local
form of that name, D'Abene which means from Abene,
that their name derives. Another important English house of the same name comes from Aubigny, Brittany
. Their name is of identical local derivation. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Daubney family
The surname Daubney was first found in Leicestershire
at Belvoir, a village and civil parish in the Melton district. Belvoir literally means "beautiful view" derived from the Old French words bel + vedeir. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
It was here that William d'Aubigny (Brito) (d. after 1148), was an itinerant justice under King Henry I of England
and was granted the lands where he built Belvoir Castle, which is now a restored stately home. He fought at the Battle of Tinchebray (1106) and was in favor of King Henry I. His grandson, William d'Aubigny or D'Aubeney or d'Albini, Lord of Belvoir (died 1236) was High Sheriff
and Leicester and High Sheriff
in 1199. Wymondham or Windham in Norfolk
was an early family seat
. "This town derives its name from the Saxon Win Munde Ham, signifying 'a pleasant village on a mount;' and is indebted for its importance to the foundation of a priory of Black monks, at first a cell to the abbey of St. Alban's, by William d'Albini or Daubeny, in 1130." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Daubney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daubney research.Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1176, 1150, 1193, 1167, 1221, 1203, 1224, 1264, 1305, 1305, 1342, 1386, 1371, 1403, 1494, 1548, 1451, 1507, 1670 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Daubney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Daubney Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Daubeney, Daveney, Dabney, Daubeny, Debney, Dalbini, Dibney, Dybney, Dobney, Daughby, Dawbeney, Dawby and many more.
Early Notables of the Daubney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daubney family to Ireland
Some of the Daubney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Daubney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Daubney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Henry Daubney, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Daubney (post 1700)
- Alfred Martin Daubney (b. 1961), Australian justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- John Daubney, Australian architect, co-founder of Rice Daubney, a Sydney based architectural practice in 1976
- David Bruce Daubney (b. 1947), Canadian politician, former Ottawa West Member of Parliament in 1984
- John E Daubney (1919-2003), American Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1952-1954