Jobling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jobling family

The surname Jobling 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 in 1499.

Early History of the Jobling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jobling research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1652, 1738, and 1742 are included under the topic Early Jobling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jobling 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 Jobling include Joblin, Jobblin, Jopling, Jobling, Joppling, Jopplin, Joplin and many more.

Early Notables of the Jobling family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Jobling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Jobling migration to the United States +

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 Jobling or a variant listed above:

Jobling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Jobling, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1850
Jobling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John R. Jobling, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Plashetts, England, in 1910
  • Robert L. Jobling, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States from Newcastle, England, in 1911
  • Richard W. Jobling, aged 51, who landed in America from Rose Hill on Tyne, England, in 1915
  • George C. Jobling, aged 49, who immigrated to America from Cheltenham, England, in 1919
  • Jack Jobling, aged 18, who landed in America from Aldershot, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jobling (post 1700) +

  • Keith Jobling (1934-2020), English professional footballer from Grimsby who made 450 appearances in the Football League as a centre half for Grimsby Town
  • Karen Jobling (b. 1962), English cricketer, former member of the England women's cricket team
  • Kevin Jobling (b. 1968), English former professional footballer
  • Robert Jobling (1841-1923), British artist
  • Curtis Jobling (b. 1972), British illustrator and animator, best known for as production designer of the children's show Bob The Builder
  • John Hughes Jobling AM (b. 1937), former Australian politician


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