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Early Origins of the Gobin family

The surname Gobin was first found in Bedfordshire and Derbyshire. The Pipe Rolls of 1130 list Hugh Gubion as holding lands in Northamptonshire in 1130 and in 1165 Richard Gubiun, or Gobio, held fiefs in Bedfordshire and Derbyshire from Beauchamp, and Ferrers Earl of Derby [1]

In Bedfordshire, "Higham-Gobion, a small village about nine miles from Luton, derived its additional name from the family of Gobion, to whom the manor belonged from an early period till the year 1301; when it passed by marriage to the Botelers." [2]

Gobions in Hertfordshire was another of their manors. Richard Gobion, of that place, and of Knaptoft in Leicestershire, was the last male heir, and died in 1300, leaving two daughters: Hawise, married to Ralph le Boteler of Norbury in Staffordshire; and Elizabeth, married to Sir Robert Paynel, of Boothby-Paynel, Lincolnshire. Hugh Gubiun served as Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1161 and 1163. Gobions in the parish of Up-Havering, and Gobions in Toppesfield, retain their name in Essex, where they had a considerable estate. [2]

"Sir Hugh Gobyun, of York, occurs about 1300 in Palgrave's Parliamentary Writs. The name was corrupted to Gubbins." "Gebon, or Gibbon, is a corruption of Gobion, a very considerable family, which held the estate of Le Gibbon's Fee in Bumsted, one at Toppesfield, and others in divers parts of the county."[3]

Early History of the Gobin family

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Gobin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gobion, Gobyen, Gobyon, Gobyan, Gubyon, Gubion, Gubien, Gobien, Gobeon, Gobyns, Gobins, Gobons, Gobon, Gobond, Gobone and many more.

Early Notables of the Gobin family (pre 1700)

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Gobin Ranking

In the United States, the name Gobin is the 16,925th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4] However, in France, the name Gobin is ranked the 1,820th most popular surname with an estimated 3,373 people with that name. [5]

Migration of the Gobin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Gobin (post 1700) +

  • John Peter Shindel Gobin (1837-1910), Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903
  • William B. Gobin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1904, 1916 [6]
  • John Peter Shindel Gobin (1837-1910), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 17th District, 1885-99; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903 [6]
  • Marty Gobin (b. 1987), Canadian politician
  • Sewram Gobin (b. 1983), Mauritian footballer
  • Gabriel Gobin (1903-1998), Belgian film actor

  1. Liber Niger Scutarii ("Black Book of the Exchequer"), containing reports by county on feudal holdings in England in 1166 (reign of Henry II)
  2. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3
  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. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook