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Dobbin is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dobbin family lived in Gloucestershire. This family was originally from St. Aubin, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Aubin, which literally translates as from Aubin, that their surname derives.

Dobbin Early Origins



The surname Dobbin was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dobbin Spelling Variations


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Dobbin Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Dobbin are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dobbin include Dobyns, Dobbins, Dobbings, Dobyn, Dobbin, Dobbyn and many more.

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Dobbin Early History


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Dobbin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobbin research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dobbin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dobbin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dobbin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dobbin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dobbin In Ireland


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Dobbin In Ireland



Some of the Dobbin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Dobbin, or a variant listed above:

Dobbin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Dobbin, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • James Dobbin, aged 30, landed in New York in 1799

Dobbin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dobbin, aged 62, landed in New York in 1800
  • Leonard Dobbin, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1806
  • Mrs. Dobbin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • William John Dobbin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • William Dobbin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobbin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Dobbin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1805
  • William Dobbin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1805
  • Johannah Dobbin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • Mrs. Bridget Dobbin, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  • Mr. John Dobbin who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobbin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Dobbin, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Michael Dobbin, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
  • Margaret Dobbin, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
  • Hugh Dobbin, aged 23, a ploughman, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dobbin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dobbin (post 1700)



  • James Cochran Dobbin (1814-1857), American politician and lawyer, 22nd United States Secretary of the Navy (1853-1857), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1845-1847)
  • Mary Alice Dwyer Dobbin, American daytime television producer
  • Daniel Dobbin (1776-1856), sailing master in the United States Navy
  • William A. Dobbin, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1921
  • Tilton H. Dobbin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972
  • James Cochrane Dobbin (1814-1857), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Cumberland County, 1848-51; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1853-57
  • John Dobbin (1815-1888), English landscape painter
  • Tony Dobbin (b. 1972), retired Northern Irish National Hunt jockey
  • Sir Alfred Graham Dobbin, Irish politician, Sheriff of Cork City in 1900, husband of Kate Dobbin
  • Noel Dermot Dobbin, Canadian businessman and team President of the St. John's Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Re e merito
Motto Translation: This through merit.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Dobbin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dobbin 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 6 December 2016 at 10:41.

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