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Early Origins of the Nobbs family


The surname Nobbs was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Geoffry Nobhe held estates in that county.

Early History of the Nobbs family


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Nobbs Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Nobbs were recorded, including Nob, Nobb, Nobbs, Nobbes, Nobby, Nobbys, Nobbies, Nop, Nopp, Noppe and many more.

Early Notables of the Nobbs family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nobbs family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Nobbs family emigrate to North America:

Nobbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Nobbs, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Benjamin Nobbs, who landed in Maryland in 1697-1698 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Nobbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Nobbs, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Martha Nobbs, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  • Charles Nobbs, aged 34, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.
  • Sarah Housemaid Nobbs, aged 123, a Tyrone, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

Nobbs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Nobbs, aged 35, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Mary Nobbs, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Sophia Nobbs, aged 10, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Samuel Nobbs, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Mary Nobbs, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nobbs (post 1700)


  • Keith Nobbs (b. 1979), American stage, television, and film actor
  • David Gordon Nobbs (1935-2015), English comedy writer and humanist, best known for his series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
  • George Hunn Nobbs (1799-1884), Irish missionary on Pitcairn Island then Norfolk Island
  • Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964), Canadian architect born in Haddington, Scotland
  • Andre Nobbs, political figure from the Australian territory of Norfolk Island

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Citations


  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 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.

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