Jobb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Jobb surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal nameJob. The surname Jobb referred to the son of Job which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. [1]

In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Jobb family

The surname Jobb was first found in Cumberland (Cumbria) where Joppe son of Joppeson was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1332. Later in the Yorkshire, Ralph Jopson was found at Whitby in 1382. [2]

As one would expect, the close proximity of the Scottish border led to movement north. "Janet Jobsone [was found] in Edinburgh, 1618, [and] Andrew Jobson was portioner of Wolfclyde, parish of Culter, 1650." [3]

Early History of the Jobb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jobb research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1573, 1564, 1573, 1620, 1623, 1620, 1621, 1620, 1618, 1619, 1620, 1621, 1620, 1621 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Jobb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jobb Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jobb are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jobb include: Jobson, Job, Jobes, Jobe and others.

Early Notables of the Jobb family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Francis Jobson (d. 1573), Lieutenant of the Tower who was apparently of Yorkshire descent. "He fixed his residence at Monkwike, in the out-parish of West Doniland, the reversion of which had been granted by Edward VI to his wife's half-brother, John Dudley, earl of Warwick. But the latter gave it to Jobson in consideration of large sums which Jobson had lent him, and of the care which Jobson had bestowed on his children. Jobson was knighted in the reign of Edward VI, and in the same reign was appointed surveyor of woods belonging to...
Another 274 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jobb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Jobb migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jobb or a variant listed above:

Jobb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joane Jobb, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [4]
Jobb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Nicholas Jobb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [4]

Canada Jobb migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jobb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anne Jobb, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Roseann Jobb, aged 1, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Joseph Jobb, aged 9, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833


  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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  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)


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