The name Dobssen is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from Dob
, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert
Early Origins of the Dobssen family
The surname Dobssen 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 Dobssen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobssen research.Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1567, 1675, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Dobssen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dobssen Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dobssen has been spelled many different ways, including Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.
Early Notables of the Dobssen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dobssen family to Ireland
Some of the Dobssen 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 Dobssen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dobssens to arrive in 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.