Gobelin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gobelin family

The surname Gobelin was first found in Hampshire where John Joyberd was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1256. Years later, Robert Joyberd was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Essex in 1327. The name was derived from the Old French names Jaubert, Joubert and Jobert. [1]

Early History of the Gobelin family

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Gobelin Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Gobelin has appeared include Jalbert, Joubert, Jobert, Jubert, Jalabert, Goubert, Joyberd, Goisbert, Joberti, Gaubert, Jaubert, Joubert and many more.

Early Notables of the Gobelin family (pre 1700)

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Canada Gobelin migration to Canada +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gobelin arrived in North America very early:

Gobelin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Marc-Antoine Gobelin, who married in 1663 in Quebec


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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