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The generations and branches of the Theobald family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Theobald comes from the baptismal name Theobald,which was an ancient personal name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Theobald Early Origins



The surname Theobald was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086; several bearers of Theobald as a personal name were recorded as landowners after the Norman Conquest, particularly in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk. The first recorded instance of Theobald as a surname occurred in 1199, where Tomas Teobald was living in Gloucestershire.

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Theobald Spelling Variations


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Theobald Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Theobald include Theobald, Theobalds, Diebold, Theobold, Tubald, Tudball, Dipple, Diebald, Teupel, Diepelt, Dewalt and many more.

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Theobald Early History


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Theobald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theobald research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1601, 1688, 1744, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Theobald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Theobald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theobald Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Theobald Notables 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Theobald or a variant listed above:

Theobald Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Clement Theobald, who landed in Virginia in 1641

Theobald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michel Theobald arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Michel Theobald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Jakob Theobald, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Casper Theobald, who arrived in America in 1743
  • Johan Michel Theobald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Theobald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Theobald, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • George Peter Theobald, who arrived in Mississippi in 1858
  • Nicholas Theobald, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Peter Theobald, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Joseph Theobald, who arrived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Theobald Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • W Theobald, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Theobald Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George H. Theobald, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • George Hart Theobald arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • John Theobald, aged 55, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide"
  • George Theobald, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

Theobald Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Theobald, aged 20, a ploughman, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theobald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Theobald (post 1700)



  • Robert Alfred Theobald (1884-1957), nicknamed "Fuzzy", a United States rear admiral and author of the book The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor: The Washington Background of the Pearl Harbor Attack (1954)
  • Robert A. Theobald, American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State Senate, 1950
  • George Anna Theobald, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1964
  • Karl Theobald (b. 1969), English comedian and actor, best known as Dr. Martin Dear in Channel 4 sitcom Green Wing
  • Frederick Vincent Theobald (1868-1930), English entomologist and author of six volumes on the Diptera, entitled A Monograph of the Culicidae of the World (1901-1910)
  • William Theobald (1829-1908), English malacologist and naturalist on the staff of the Geological Survey of India in Burma
  • Nichola Jane "Nikki" Theobald, English film, television and voice-over actress, television presenter and fashion model
  • David Theobald (b. 1978), English football defender
  • Densill Theobald (b. 1982), Trinidadian football player
  • Robert GW Theobald (1929-1999), British author, speaker, and consultant
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Theobald Historic Events


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Theobald Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Leonard Theobald (d. 1912), aged 34, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Theobald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theobald 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.

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