Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland
reveal the early records of the Norman surname Dobert which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of Scotland
Early Origins of the Dobert family
The surname Dobert was first found in Fifeshire
at Dysart, a former town and royal burgh located on the south-east coast between Kirkcaldy and West Wemyss. It was once part of a lands owned by the Sinclair Clan
. A local
saying “as old as the three trees of Dysart” eludes to the town's ancient origins. Derived from the Gaelic "dìseart," meaning "height of God." However, some believe that the name was derived from the Latin word “deserta” meaning “the fasting place of a holy man” in reference to the legend of St. Serf who came to Dysart around 500 AD.
Early History of the Dobert family
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Dobert Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dysart, Dishart, Dyshart, Dysert, Disert and others.
Early Notables of the Dobert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dobert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dobert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Dobert, who landed in America in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)