The history of the name Dobsone begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from Dob
, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert
Early Origins of the Dobsone family
The surname Dobsone 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 Dobsone family
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Dobsone 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. Dobsone has been recorded under many different variations, including Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.
Early Notables of the Dobsone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dobsone family to Ireland
Some of the Dobsone 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 Dobsone family to the New World and Oceana
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 Dobsone or a variant listed above: 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.