Gobble History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gobble family

The surname Gobble was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where Godeboldus was the first record of the family. [1]

Later, Adara filius Goboldi was listed in Essex and later again, William Godebald was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Bedfordshire in 1206 . Early Devon records include Henry Gobaud, Gubaut there in 1242 and later, John Gobaut was listed in Wales in 1316. A year later, back in Essex, John Godebold was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1317. [2]

Early History of the Gobble family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gobble research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1242, 1455, 1487, 1721, 1778, 1759, 1648, 1604, 1611, 1627, 1636, 1647, 1553, 1548 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Gobble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gobble Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godbold, Goodbold, Godbald, Godball, Goodball, Gobat, Godbolt, Goodbolt, Goodbow and many more.

Early Notables of the Gobble family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Robert Goadby (1721-1778), English printer and compiler, of Sherborne, Dorsetshire. "He was an indefatigable bookmaker. His greatest production was the ‘Illustration of the Holy Scriptures,’ in three large folio volumes (1759). Goadby also compiled and printed a popular book entitled ‘The Christian's Instructor and Pocket Companion, extracted from the Holy Scriptures,’ which was approved by Bishop Sherlock. [3] John Godbolt (d. 1648), was an English judge from a family settled at Toddington, Suffolk. ". He was admitted a member of Barnard's Inn on 2 May, and of Gray's Inn 16 Nov., 1604, and was called to...
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gobble Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gobble migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gobble Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Gobble, who landed in New England in 1634 [4]
  • John Gobble, who arrived in New England in 1644 [4]
Gobble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hezekiah Gobble, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gobble (post 1700) +

  • Clifford J. Gobble, American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State Senate, 1950 [5]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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