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The history of the name Dobsen begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from Dob, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert.

Dobsen Early Origins



The surname Dobsen 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, Yorkshire, (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.

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Dobsen Spelling Variations


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Dobsen Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dobsen has been recorded under many different variations, including Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.

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Dobsen Early History


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Dobsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobsen research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1567, 1675, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Dobsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dobsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dobsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dobsen In Ireland


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Dobsen In Ireland



Some of the Dobsen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dobsen or a variant listed above:

Dobsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dobsen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dobsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dobsen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2016 at 11:11.

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