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Frobisher Early Origins



The surname Frobisher was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when Geoffrey Furbisur held estates.

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Frobisher Spelling Variations


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Frobisher Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Frobisher family name include Furbisher, Frobisher, Frobishar, Frobyfar, Furbusher, Frobysher, Frobishire, Furbishire, Furbyshire, Furbisher, Furbishaw, Furber, Frobishaw, Ferbishaw, Forber and many more.

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Frobisher Early History


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Frobisher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frobisher research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1588, 1535, 1594, 1576, 1577, 1578 and 1588 are included under the topic Early Frobisher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frobisher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frobisher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Martin Frobisher ( c. 1535-1594), English seaman and privateer who made three voyages to the Canadian Arctic (1576, 1577, and 1578) in search of the Northwest Passage. All landed...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frobisher 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Frobisher surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Frobisher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Frobisher, who landed in Bermuda in 1609

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frobisher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frobisher (post 1700)



  • Joseph E. Frobisher (d. 1939), American politician, Mayor of Kearny, New Jersey, 1939; Died in office 1939
  • Benjamin Joseph Frobisher (1782-1821), Canadian fur trader and politician, son of Joseph Frobisher
  • Joseph Frobisher (1740-1810), Canadian fur trader and politician, brother of Benjamin Frobisher
  • Benjamin Frobisher (1742-1787), Canadian fur trader

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Frobisher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frobisher 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 9 March 2016 at 10:39.

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