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When the Anglo- Normans began to settle in Ireland, they brought the tradition of local surnames to an island which already had a Gaelic naming system of hereditary surnames established. Unlike the Irish, the Anglo- Normans had an affinity for local surnames. Local surnames, such as Tobin, were formed from the names of a place or a geographical landmark where the person lived, held land, or was born. The earliest Anglo-Norman surnames of this type came from Normandy, but as the Normans moved, they created names that referred to where they actually resided. Therefore, English places were used for names when the Normans lived in England, and then Irish places after these particular Anglo- Normans had been settled in Ireland for some time. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. However, this type of prefix was eventually either made a part of the surname, if the place name began with a vowel, or it was eliminated entirely. The Tobin family originally lived in the settlement of Aubyn in France. Thus, the surname Tobin belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The Tobin family was originally called St. Aubyn, which was eventually corrupted to Tobin. The Gaelic form of the surname is Tóibín.

Tobin Early Origins



The surname Tobin was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat at the manor of Ashton known as "Place Barton," the heiress of this line married Sir John St. Aubyns. Sir John was the heir of the St. Aubyns of St. Aubyn du Thenney in Normandy, and was possessed of considerable estates at Pickwell, Georgeham, Berynarber, and Paracombe in north Devon. The name St. Aubyn gradually eroded to Torbyn and then Tobyn.

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Tobin Spelling Variations


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Tobin Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Tobin included: Tobin, Torbyn, Tobyn and others.

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Tobin Early History


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Tobin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tobin research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Tobin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tobin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tobin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland went through one of the most devastating periods in its history with the arrival of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Many also lost their lives from typhus, fever and dysentery. And poverty was the general rule as tenant farmers were often evicted because they could not pay the high rents. Emigration to North America gave hundreds of families a chance at a life where work, freedom, and land ownership were all possible. For those who made the long journey, it meant hope and survival. The Irish emigration to British North America and the United States opened up the gates of industry, commerce, education and the arts. Early immigration and passenger lists have shown many Irish people bearing the name Tobin:

Tobin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Tobin, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Edward Tobin settled in New England in 1695

Tobin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Morris Tobin, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Walter Tobin, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • David Tobin settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Tobin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Tobin, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Edward Tobin arrived in Philadelphia in 1838
  • James, David, Edward, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas, Walter, and William Tobin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • Michael Tobin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Edmund Tobin, aged 30, landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tobin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Tobin, who landed in Alabama in 1921

Tobin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Tobin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1804
  • Sarah Whelan Tobin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Judith Tobin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • David Tobin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Joanna Tobin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tobin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Tobin, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Ellen Tobin, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • J. Tobin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Michael Tobin, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • Catherine Tobin, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tobin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tobin, aged 24, a shoemaker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Margaret Tobin, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Bridget Tobin, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Michael Tobin, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Bridget Tobin, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tobin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tobin (post 1700)



  • Maurice Joseph Tobin (1901-1953), American politician, 47th Mayor of Boston, 56th Governor of Massachusetts, and 6th U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Daniel Joseph Tobin (1875-1955), Irish-born, American labor leader, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (1907-1952)
  • James Anthony Tobin (1912-1969), nicknamed Abba Dabba, American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1937 through 1945
  • Connor Tobin (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • H. W. Tobin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956
  • J. Gerard Tobin, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for first selectman of Greenwich, Connecticut, 1953
  • James Tobin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1888
  • James E. Tobin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1954
  • John Tobin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1876
  • John E. Tobin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1936
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tobin Historic Events


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Tobin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Patrick Joseph  Tobin (1869-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Monica  Tobin (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Mark Lawrence Tobin (1967-1988), American Student from North Hempstead, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Nora Tobin, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Roger Tobin (d. 1912), aged 20, Irish Third Class passenger from Cahir, Tipperary who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Noli me tangere
Motto Translation: Touch me not.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  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 Co., 1992. Print.
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The Tobin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tobin 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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