Doble History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Doble family

The surname Doble was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Hamo and William Dobel held estates in that county.

Early History of the Doble family

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Doble Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Double, Doble, Doubel, Dobell, Doubble, Doubble and many more.

Early Notables of the Doble family (pre 1700)

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United States Doble migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Doble, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Martin Doble, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1854 [1]

Australia Doble migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Doble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Doble, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 [2]
  • Mr. Charles Doble, (b. 1832), aged 22, Cornish miner, from St. Ann's Chapel, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lady Ann" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 29th September 1854 [3]
  • Dorothy Doble, aged 53, a housekeeper, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]
  • Elizabeth Doble, aged 13, a child, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]
  • James Doble, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" [5]

New Zealand Doble migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Doble Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Doble, aged 30, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Doble (post 1700) +

  • Abner Doble (1890-1961), American mechanical engineer, founder of the Abner Doble Motor Vehicle Company who made steam powered automobiles from 1909 to 1931
  • D. L. Doble, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916 [6]
  • Samuel "Sam" Arthur Doble (1944-1977), English rugby union full-back
  • Gilbert Hunter Doble (1880-1945), Cornish Anglican priest and historian
  • Ryan Doble (b. 1991), Welsh under-21 international footballer

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. W M S Doble, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FORFARSHIRE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Forfarshire.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  4. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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