Origins Available: English
The name Jobbé is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal nameJob.
The surname Jobbé referred to the son of Job
which belongs to the category of patronymic
surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
which meant son,
were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius,
which meant son.
By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Jobbé family
The surname Jobbé was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jobbé family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jobbé research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1202 is included under the topic Early Jobbé History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jobbé 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. Jobbé has been spelled many different ways, including Jobson, Job, Jobes, Jobe and others.
Early Notables of the Jobbé family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jobbé 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 Jobbés to arrive in North America: Francis Jobson settled in Barbados in 1671; along with Nathaniel; Nancy and Margaret Jobson arrived in Barstable Massachusetts in 1822 with two children..