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Tobey Early Origins



The surname Tobey was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the Priory of Thoby held by a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Tobey Spelling Variations


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Tobey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toby, Thoby, Tobias, Tobey, Thobey and others.

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Tobey Early History


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Tobey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tobey research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1250 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Tobey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tobey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tobey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tobey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tobey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Tobey, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812
  • E. Tobey, who came to San Francisco in 1850
  • F. Tobey, who came to San Francisco in 1851
  • F Tobey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Tobey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Tobey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Tobey, who came to Ontario in 1861
  • Byron Tobey, who arrived in Ontario in 1861
  • Almon Tobey, who settled in Ontario in 1861
  • Amelia Tobey, who arrived in Ontario in 1861
  • Christy A. Tobey, who arrived in Ontario in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tobey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tobey (post 1700)



  • Jami Tobey (b. 1974), American contemporary painter
  • Rebecca Tobey (b. 1948), American contemporary sculptor
  • Stephanie Tobey, American producer and actress, known for The Shower (2013), Stolen Innocence (2015) and Dog Park (2014)
  • William H. Tobey (1799-1878), American politician, Member of the New York State Senate (1862-1863)
  • Ray Tobey (b. 1965), American computer and video game programmer, best known for writing the first arcade-style combat flight simulator game, Skyfox (1984)
  • Mark George Tobey (1890-1976), American abstract expressionist painter
  • Kenneth Tobey (1917-2002), American stage, film, and television actor, known for Whirlybirds (1957), The Thing from Another World (1951), It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) and many more
  • John Williams Tobey, American architect, carpenter, builder and politician, Mayor of Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Franklin W. Tobey (1844-1878), American lawyer and politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1872-1873), Member of the New York State Senate (1874-1877)
  • Edward Silas Tobey (1813-1891), American businessman, Postmaster of Boston, president of the American Missionary Association
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. 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).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Tobey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tobey 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 8 January 2017 at 17:27.

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