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Nobbs Early Origins



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.

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Nobbs Spelling Variations


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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.

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Nobbs Early History


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Nobbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nobbs research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Nobbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Benjamin Nobbs, who landed in Maryland in 1697-1698

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 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Charles Nobbs, aged 34, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • Sarah Housemaid Nobbs, aged 123, a Tyrone, 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Mary Nobbs, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Sophia Nobbs, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Samuel Nobbs, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Mary Nobbs, aged 4, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nobbs (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Nobbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nobbs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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