Dobbsom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Dobbsom is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Dob, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert.

Early Origins of the Dobbsom family

The surname Dobbsom was first found in Lancashire. The name was first found in the northern counties of England, firstly in Lancashire where they held Whitestock Hall, and by the 13th century had branched to Durham, Yorkshire, (where they held the Vicarage, near Bingley and Miss Ann Dobson was the heiress of Christopher Tancred of Wixley) and Cheshire. In 1396, Robert Johanson Dobson won a pardon in Lancashire.

Important Dates for the Dobbsom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobbsom research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1567, 1675, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Dobbsom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dobbsom Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dobbsom have been found, including Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.

Early Notables of the Dobbsom family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Dobbsom family to Ireland

Some of the Dobbsom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 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 Dobbsom family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Dobbsom, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Edward Dobson settled in Virginia in the year 1638; and Richard also settled in that colony in the year 1643. Later, Samuel Dobson settled in Harbour Grace Parish in Newfoundland in 1823.

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