Stobo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stobo family

The surname Stobo 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 Stobo family

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

Stobo Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stobo family (pre 1700)

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United States Stobo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stobo Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rev. Archibald Stobo who settled in Florida in 1690
Stobo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Archibald Stobo, who arrived in South Carolina in 1700 [1]
Stobo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Stobo, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]

Canada Stobo migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stobo Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mrs. Allthea Stobo U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Stobo U.E. (b. 1764) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Tailor, he died in 1799 [2]
Stobo Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Stobo, aged 36 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Milton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 10th July 1847 [3]
  • Mr. Robert Stobo who was a Seaman aboard the ship "Lady Milton" taking passenger to Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died at Grosse Isle in 1847 in the typhus epidemic [4]

New Zealand Stobo migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stobo Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Stobo, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Rev. Andrew Stobo, Scottish settler from Glasgow travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [5]
  • Mrs. Margaret Stobo, Scottish settler from Glasgow travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [5]


  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 56)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 62)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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