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Early Origins of the Dobry family

The surname Dobry was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Dobric family. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Dobry family

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Dobry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dobric, Dobriak, Dobre, Dobritsch, Dobry and others.

Early Notables of the Dobry family (pre 1700)

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United States Dobry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dobry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Dobry who traveled to New York City in 1874
  • Josef Dobry who arrived in Chicago in 1877
  • Karl Dobry, who sailed to New York in 1883
  • Frantiska Dobry, who sailed to New York in 1885
  • John Dobry, who arrived in Arkansas in 1891 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dobry (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Joe Dobry, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1960 [2]
  • Anthony Dobry, American politician, Supervisor of Sterling Township, Michigan, 1961-63 [2]

  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook