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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Stobbers was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a a short or stocky person, having derived from the Old English word stybb, of the same meaning. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Stobbers family


The surname Stobbers was first found in Staffordshire where they were granted lands at Water-Eaton and Bloxwich by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. There are elaborate accounts of this family's descent from Belmeis or Beaumeis from Beaumeis-Sur-Dive from Calvados in Normandy through Richard Belmeis, the founder of the family, who was a follower of Roger de Montogomery who was Sheriff of Shropshire and later Bishop of London, about 1100.

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Early History of the Stobbers family

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Early History of the Stobbers family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stobbers research.
Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1632, 1676, 1724 and 1806 are included under the topic Early Stobbers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stobbers Spelling Variations

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Stobbers Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Stubbs, Stubs, Stubbes, Stubb, Stubbe and others.

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Early Notables of the Stobbers family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Stobbers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Stobbers family to Ireland

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Migration of the Stobbers family to Ireland


Some of the Stobbers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stobbers family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Stobbers family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stobbers or a variant listed above: John Stubb who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846; Mr. Stubbe, his wife and five children settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792; Daniell and Hontford Stubbs settled in Virginia in 1637.

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The Stobbers Motto

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The Stobbers Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cedant arma labori
Motto Translation: Let arms give place to labour


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