Anglo-Saxon name Odbey comes from when the family resided 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 Odbey family
family seat from before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Odbey family
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Odbey Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Odbey has been recorded under many different variations, including Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
Early Notables of the Odbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Odbey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Odbey 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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