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Theobold is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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.

Theobold Early Origins



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

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Theobold Spelling Variations


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Theobold Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Theobold have been found, including Theobald, Theobalds, Diebold, Theobold, Tubald, Tudball, Dipple, Diebald, Teupel, Diepelt, Dewalt and many more.

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Theobold Early History


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Theobold Early History



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

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Theobold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theobold Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Theobold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Theobold, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Theobold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ernest Frederick Philip Theobold, who landed in New England in 1777

Theobold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Theobold, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1836

Theobold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martha Theobold, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theobold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Theobold (post 1700)



  • Henry Theobold, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872
  • Frederick P. Theobold, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Gardiner, Maine, 1853-57
  • Edw. C. Theobold, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Theobold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theobold 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 10 September 2016 at 19:50.

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