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Dobinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Dobinson is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Dobinson 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 Dobinson family


The surname Dobinson 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.

Early History of the Dobinson family


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Dobinson Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dobyns, Dobbins, Dobbings, Dobyn, Dobbin, Dobbyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Dobinson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dobinson family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dobinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Dobinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  • Frances Dobinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  • Catherine Dobinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  • William Dobinson, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  • Margaret Dobinson, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"

Contemporary Notables of the name Dobinson (post 1700)


  • William Dobinson Halliburton FRS (1860-1931), British physiologist, one of the founders of the science of biochemistry

The Dobinson 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


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml


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