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The name Obbay is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Hoby, a parish in Leicestershire. The name could also be a baptismal name the son of Robert from the nickname Hob.

Obbay Early Origins



The surname Obbay was first found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat from before the Norman Conquest.

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Obbay Spelling Variations


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Obbay Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Obbay are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Obbay include: Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.

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Obbay Early History


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Obbay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obbay research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1505, 1574, 1593, 1614, 1690, 1566, 1st , 1602, 1679, 1640 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Obbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Obbay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obbay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas P. Hoby, Ambassador to France in 1566 and who translated Castiglione's "The Courtier"; Sir Edward Hoby, his son, who was also a...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obbay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Obbay or a variant listed above: John Hobby, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1637; Catherine Hobby to Virginia in 1714; John Hobby to Virginia in 1736; Mr. hobby to Newfoundland in 1814.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Obbay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obbay 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2013 at 13:31.

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