The Dobsant name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Dobsant is derived from Dob
, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert
Early Origins of the Dobsant family
The surname Dobsant was first found in Lancashire
. The name was first found in the northern counties of England
, firstly in Lancashire
where they held Whitestock Hall, and by the 13th century had branched to Durham
, (where they held the Vicarage, near Bingley and Miss Ann Dobson was the heiress of Christopher Tancred of Wixley) and Cheshire
. In 1396, Robert Johanson Dobson won a pardon in Lancashire.
Early History of the Dobsant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobsant research.Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1567, 1675, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Dobsant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dobsant Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dobsant were recorded, including Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.
Early Notables of the Dobsant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dobsant family to Ireland
Some of the Dobsant family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dobsant family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dobsant family emigrate to North America: Edward Dobson settled in Virginia in the year 1638; and Richard also settled in that colony in the year 1643. Later, Samuel Dobson settled in Harbour Grace Parish in Newfoundland in 1823.