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Dobbyn is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dobbyn 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.

Dobbyn Early Origins



The surname Dobbyn 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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Dobbyn Spelling Variations


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Dobbyn Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dobbyn include Dobyns, Dobbins, Dobbings, Dobyn, Dobbin, Dobbyn and many more.

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Dobbyn Early History


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Dobbyn Early History



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

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Dobbyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dobbyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dobbyn In Ireland


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Dobbyn In Ireland



Some of the Dobbyn 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


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Dobbyns to arrive on North American shores:

Dobbyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Dobbyn settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1804
  • Ellen Dobbyn, aged 20, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Alexander, Arthur, James, John, Robert, Samuel, and Thomas Dobbyn arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • William Dobbyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1867

Dobbyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Dobbyn, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dobbyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dobbyn (post 1700)



  • J. R. Dobbyn Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Virginia State House of Delegates 42nd District, 2011

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. 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).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dobbyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dobbyn 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 10 December 2015 at 10:56.

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