Mobbs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mobbs family

The surname Mobbs was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Father Mapple is a fictional character in Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick (1851); eponym of Mapple Glacier, in the Aristotle Mountains of Antarctica.

Important Dates for the Mobbs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mobbs research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Mobbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mobbs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mabbe, Mabee, Mabey, Mabie, Mabes and others.

Early Notables of the Mobbs family (pre 1700)

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

Mobbs migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mobbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Mobbs, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [1]
Mobbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Mobbs, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
Mobbs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Fitz James Mobbs, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903 [1]

Mobbs migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mobbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Mobbs, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Joseph Mobbs, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [3]
  • James Mobbs, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Contemporary Notables of the name Mobbs (post 1700)

  • Professor Stephen David Mobbs M.B.E., (b. 1958), British Director for National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Professor for Atmospheric Dynamics at University of Leeds, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Atmospheric Sciences [4]
  • Sir Nigel Mobbs JP (1937-2005), English Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (1997 to 2005) and High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (1982 to 1983)
  • Edgar Roberts "Mobbsy" Mobbs DSO (1882-1917), English rugby union footballer

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
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