. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the
census of 1086.
Tobias (d. 726), was an early English divine, "Bishop of Rochester, is said to have been a native of Kent and to have been educated at Dover and Canterbury. He died in 726 and was buried in St. Paul's Church in St. Andrew's Cathedral at Rochester. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..