Stobie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stobie family

The surname Stobie was first found in Peebles, where they held a family seat from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. David Stobo witnessed a charter to the Bishop of Glasgow in 1177.

Early History of the Stobie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stobie research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1683, 1699, 1759 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Stobie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stobie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stobo, Stobie, Stoba, Stobhou, Stoby and others.

Early Notables of the Stobie family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stobie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stobie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stobie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Stobie, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]

Australia Stobie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stobie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Adam Thomas Stobie, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Agnes Stobie, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Contemporary Notables of the name Stobie (post 1700) +

  • Violet Stobie, American 1st postmaster of what would later become known as Stobie, California, in her honor (a former settlement in Modoc County)
  • Monica Stobie, American artist
  • James Cyril Stobie (1895-1953), Australian Adelaide Electric Supply Company engineer who invented the eponymous "stobie pole", a power line pole made of two steel joists held apart by a slab of concrete built to withstand termites
  • Sean Stobie (b. 1972), Irish professional footballer
  • William "Billy" Stobie (1950-2001), Irish Ulster Defence Association (UDA) quartermaster and Royal Ulster Constabulary


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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