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The ancestors of the Fobbs family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Forbes on Aberdeenshire where the family's history dates back before 1000 AD

Fobbs Early Origins



The surname Fobbs was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, at Pitscottie from 1168, which was later named "the Braes of Forbes." Legend has it that the founder of the Clan, Oconochar, slew a bear in order to take up residence there. One of the first records of the name from this region was Duncan de Forbeys who received a grant of lands c. 1272 from King Alexander III. Later, John de Fernboys was listed as rendering allegiance to King Edward I of England in 1296. It was also found that a William of Forbace was canon of Aberdeen in 1464

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Fobbs Spelling Variations


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Fobbs Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Fobbs has been spelled Forbes, Forbose, Forbess, Forbeis (Gaelic) and others.

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Fobbs Early History


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Fobbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fobbs research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1581, 1626, 1380, 1448, 1611, 1680, 1644, 1704, 1685, 1747, 1629, 1712, 1590, 1632, 1623, 1696, 1671 and are included under the topic Early Fobbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Alexander de Forbes, (c. 1380-1448) 1st Lord Forbes, progenitor of the lordship; Patrick Forbes (1611?-1680), Scottish bishop of Caithness; and Duncan Forbes (1644-1704), a Scottish...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fobbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fobbs In Ireland


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Fobbs In Ireland



Some of the Fobbs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 255 words (18 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Fobbs: Alexander Forbes (c.1755-1848) who after serving in the 38th Regiment, settled in Shelburne N.S. and was granted land; Alexander Forbes (c.1793-1830) who served in the North Carolina Highlanders and later settled in Kingston, Ontario.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fobbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fobbs (post 1700)



  • Broderick Fobbs (b. 1974), American current head football coach at Grambling State University
  • Marston Fobbs (b. 1979), American actor, known for his work on He Who Finds a Wife 2: Thou Shall Not Covet (2011), He Who Finds a Wife (2009) and Voyeur: In Hindsight (2008)
  • Brandon Fobbs (b. 1981), American actor, known for his work on Pride (2007), David's Reverie (2014) and 1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)
  • Shirley Fobbs, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1989
  • Kevin Fobbs (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1992; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004

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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Fobbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fobbs 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 22 February 2016 at 08:09.

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