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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Dolby family lived in Lancashire. The name derives, however, from the family's former place of residence, Auby, Normandy, where they would have been referred to as D'Auby, meaning from Auby.

Dolby Early Origins



The surname Dolby was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times.

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Dolby Spelling Variations


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Dolby Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Dalby, Dalbie, Daylby, Dailby, D'Alby, D'Aubly and many more.

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Dolby Early History


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Dolby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dolby research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1379, 1455, 1421, 1435, 1589, 1616, 1672, 1588, 1631, 1627, 1694, 1625, 1686, 1662, 1683, 1683, 1627, 1694, 1662, 1710 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Dolby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dolby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dolby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Dalby (died before 1455), an English politician, Member of the Parliament of England for Gloucester from 1421 to 1435; Robert Dalby (died 1589), an English Catholic priest and martyr; Edward Dalby (ca.1616-1672), a Recorder of Reading, Berkshire; William Dolben ( c. 1588-1631), a...

Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dolby Notables 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Dolby or a variant listed above:

Dolby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Dolby, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Edmund Dolby, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • John Dolby, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Robert Dolby, who landed in Virginia in 1698

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolby (post 1700)



  • Tom Dolby (b. 1975), American novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor
  • Staff Sergeant David Charles Dolby (1946-2010), United States Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War
  • Ray Dolby (1933-2013), American Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award winning billionaire engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR, recipient of the IEEE Edison Medal
  • Thomas Dolby (b. 1958), English musician and producer

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Dolby Historic Events


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Dolby Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Joseph Dolby (d. 1912), aged 36, English Reception Room Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In Deo spero
Motto Translation: I hope in God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dolby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dolby 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 14 December 2014 at 08:42.

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