Early Origins of the Jobbins family
The surname Jobbins was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
. There is an early instance of a Robert Joplyn, on record as renting lands in S. Northumberland
Early History of the Jobbins family
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Jobbins Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Jobbins include Joblin, Jobblin, Jopling, Jobling, Joppling, Jopplin, Joplin and many more.
Early Notables of the Jobbins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jobbins family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jobbins or a variant listed above: Ralph Joblin, who arrived in Virginia in 1714; John Joplin, who settled in Washington Co., PA in 1843; John Jobling, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1850.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jobbins (post 1700)
- Sheridan Jobbins (b. 1959), Australian journalist, television presenter and screenwriter
- Joy Jobbins (b. 1927), Australian writer, former head of advertising for The Australian Wool Board
- Boak Jobbins OAM (1947-2012), Australian Anglican cleric and former Dean of Sydney