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The distinguished Old English surname Gobey means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.

Gobey Early Origins



The surname Gobey was first found in Dorset, where thee family was anciently seated 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. However, many Saxon surnames survived and the family name Gobey was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset whence they had moved from Dorset.

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Gobey Spelling Variations


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Gobey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.

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Gobey Early History


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Gobey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gobey research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1392 is included under the topic Early Gobey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gobey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gobey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gobey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Guppie, who came to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1653; Wm Guppy, who settled in Barbados in 1685; John Guppy, who immigrated to Maryland in 1771; Samuel Guppy, who was living in New York in 1834.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gobey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gobey (post 1700)



  • Stanley Clarke Gobey (1916-1992), English cricketer who played first-class cricket in two matches for Warwickshire in 1946
  • D.W. Gobey, New Zealand field assistant on the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1966-67, eponym of Mount Gobey, Antarctica

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Gobey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Gobey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gobey 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 6 December 2015 at 14:12.

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