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The name Dobbinson came to England with the ancestors of the Dobbinson family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dobbinson 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.

Early Origins of the Dobbinson family


The surname Dobbinson 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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Early History of the Dobbinson family

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Early History of the Dobbinson family


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Dobbinson Spelling Variations

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Dobbinson Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Dobbinson has been recorded under many different variations, including Dobyns, Dobbins, Dobbings, Dobyn, Dobbin, Dobbyn and many more.

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Early Notables of the Dobbinson family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dobbinson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dobbinson family to Ireland

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Migration of the Dobbinson family to Ireland


Some of the Dobbinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dobbinson family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dobbinson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dobbinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Dobbinson, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865

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The Dobbinson Motto

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The Dobbinson 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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