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The Ancestry of the Stobbs name lies with the Norman Conquest of England. This Norman name was used for 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.

Stobbs Early Origins



The surname Stobbs 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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Stobbs Spelling Variations


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Stobbs Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Stubbs, Stubs, Stubbes, Stubb, Stubbe and others.

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Stobbs Early History


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Stobbs Early History



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

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Stobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stobbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stobbs In Ireland


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Stobbs In Ireland



Some of the Stobbs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Stobbs or a variant listed above:

Stobbs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Stobbs, who arrived in Maryland in 1716

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stobbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stobbs (post 1700)



  • William Stobbs, American poet
  • Thomas William Stobbs Jr., professional American football player
  • George Russell Stobbs (1877-1966), American Representative from Massachusetts
  • Charles Klein Stobbs (1929-2008), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Thomas C. Stobbs, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Illinois State Senate 7th District, 1922
  • Matt Stobbs, American politician, Mayor of Harvey, Illinois, 1925
  • George Russell Stobbs (1877-1966), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1925-31; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932
  • William Stobbs (1914-2000), English author and illustrator
  • Alexander 'Alex' Brett Stobbs (b. 1990), British musician

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Stobbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stobbs 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 17 November 2015 at 09:44.

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