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The name Dobson has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from Dob, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert.

Dobson Early Origins



The surname Dobson 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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Dobson Spelling Variations


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Dobson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dobson include Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.

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Dobson Early History


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Dobson Early History



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

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Dobson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dobson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dobson In Ireland


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Dobson In Ireland



Some of the Dobson 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


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Dobson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Dobson settled in Virginia in the year 1638
  • Edward Dobson, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Richard Dobson settled in Virginia in the year 1643
  • Richard Dobson, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Elizab Dobson, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Dobson, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Andrew Dobson, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Joan Dobson, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Robert Dobson, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Deborah Dobson, aged 2, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dobson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Peter Dobson, aged 27, arrived in Connecticut in 1812
  • I Dobson, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • George Dobson, aged 29, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • James Dobson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Dobson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Dobson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Richard Dobson, aged 72, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Thomas Dobson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Ann Dobson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Dobson settled in Harbour Grace Parish in Newfoundland in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Samuel Dobson was recorded in Hants Harbour in 1828
  • Thomas Dobson, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833
  • Miss. Jane Dobson, aged 12 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  • Mr. William Dobson, aged 19 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle in 5th July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Dobson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Dobson, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Jessie Dobson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • Frederick Dobson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1850
  • Henry Dobson, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • William Dobson, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dobson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Dobson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1860
  • Benjamin Dobson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Ann Dobson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Margaret Dobson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Mary Dobson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dobson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dobson (post 1700)



  • Edward G. Dobson (1949-2015), Northern Irish-born, American pastor and executive for the Moral Majority
  • Dominic Dobson (b. 1957), German-born, American former CART and Craftsman Truck Series driver
  • Bridget and Jerome Dobson, American co-writers of American soap operas, best known as creators of the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara
  • Aaron Jared Dobson (b. 1991), American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots
  • John Lowry Dobson (1915-2014), American amateur astronomer, best known for the developing the eponymous Dobsonian telescope
  • George A. Dobson (b. 1868), American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of New York State Assembly from Seneca County, 1920-23
  • Frank Dobson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1932
  • Frank Dobson, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1915-20
  • George L. Dobson, American politician, Secretary of State of Iowa, 1897-1901
  • Isaac Dobson, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bloomfield, 1834
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dobson Historic Events


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Dobson Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Herbert Hartfield Dobson (1918-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles W Dobson (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Poole, Dorsetshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Reginald Dobson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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This page was last modified on 31 October 2016 at 08:50.

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