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Lobban History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Lobban family


The surname Lobban was first found in Devon or Oxfordshire. Lobb is a hamlet in the parish of Great Haseley, poor-law union of Thame, hundred of Ewelme in Oxfordshire, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
and Lobb is also a small village in west Devon, near Saunton. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.

It is generally thought that the name was a nickname for someone who was a "clumsy fellow" from the English word "lobb." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
[4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"In Somersetshire the last person in a race is called the lob," [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
and as such the name was quickly scattered throughout ancient England.

However, there is another possibility; that the name was in fact, Norman in origin as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae had two entries for the family: William Lobes, Normandy, and Henry de la Lobe, Normandy. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
In both cases, the entries were from 1185-1195 and points to the possibility the some of the family emigrated to England around the time of the Conquest (1066) while others remained. Indeed the early Devon and Cornwall entries seem to agree with this thought.

Early rolls list Philip de Lobbe held lands in Devon in 1242 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
and in Cornwall, "the name of Lobb was represented in St. Kevern parish a century ago, and a gentle family of Lobb resided in Kenwyn 200 years ago, where the name still remains." [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other early records include Adam Lobbe, Norfolk, who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
and Richard Lobbe, Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year's reign of Edward III) who was listed Kirby's Quest. [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

Despite these scattered early entries, today the name is generally understood Cornish and this is where we found the lion's share of notables and settlers.


Early History of the Lobban family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lobban research.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1709, 1594, 1671, 1647, 1699, 1678 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Lobban History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lobban Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lobb, Lobbe, Lob, Loeb, Loebb, Lobe and others.

Early Notables of the Lobban family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Emmanuel Lobb (1594-1671), pseudonyms Joseph Simons or Simeon, an English Jesuit and dramatist from Portsmouth; and Stephen Lobb (c.1647-1699), a Cornish nonconformist minister and controversialist from Liskeard, Cornwall. He...
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Migration of the Lobban family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lobban Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Lobban, aged 20, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Astoria" from Glasgow, Scotland [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXX4-33L : 6 December 2014), Wm. Lobban, 15 Feb 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Astoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert Lobban, aged 55, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Arabic" from Southampton, England [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LZ-TNP : 6 December 2014), Robert Lobban, 16 Sep 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Arabic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  8. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  9. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  10. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXX4-33L : 6 December 2014), Wm. Lobban, 15 Feb 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Astoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LZ-TNP : 6 December 2014), Robert Lobban, 16 Sep 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Arabic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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