Dobies History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dobies family

The surname Dobies was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Dobies family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobies research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1506 and 1525 are included under the topic Early Dobies History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dobies Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dobie, Dobbie, Doby, Dawbie, Dawby and others.

Early Notables of the Dobies family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Dobies family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Dobbie who settled in New York in 1820; Robert Dobbie settled in Pennsylvania in 1856; James Dobey settled in America in 1756.



The Dobies 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: Non minima sed magno prosequor
Motto Translation: I follow not trivial, but important things.


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