Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Thobias family
The surname Thobias was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Thobias family
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Thobias Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tobis, Töbis, Tobusch, Teublitz, Thobias, Thobis, Thöbis, Thobus, Teubas and many more.
Early Notables of the Thobias family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thobias family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Capt. ??? Tobias, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867; Ffrancis Toby, who settled in Virginia in 1685; Jno Toby, who came to Virginia in 1694.