Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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.
Early Origins of the Odbay family
family seat from before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Odbay family
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Odbay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Odbay family name include Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
Early Notables of the Odbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Odbay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Odbay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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