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This interesting surname, chiefly found in Scotland, derives from the medieval male given name Dobbe, itself a pet form of Robert, from the Old Germanic "Hrodebert", a compound of "hrod", renown, and "berht", bright, famous. The name was initially introduced into England during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042 - 1066), but took hold after the Norman Conquest. Rodbertus, Rotbert and Robert (without surname) appear in the Domesday Book of 1086. The subsequent popularity of the name gave rise to a variety of diminutive and pet forms including: Robb, Robbie, Dobb, Dobby, Nob and Bob.

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William Boettcher

My fifth great grandfather was Alexander Dobbins from carrickfergus..He arrived in the colonies around 1726. He was traveling with two brothers and two sisters. William, James Alexander. Rosanna Elisabeth. They stayed in Pennsylvania, then Alexander moved his family too North Carolina. His family were close friends with the Boone family who were also from Ireland.??

Tori Snyder

Jordan, My father and I just started. My father name is Clifford Harold Dobbins born 1942 in Alexandria Bay New York, His father was Harold Lon Dobbins born Alexandria Bay N.Y..I have some information past on by relatives. I'm going to get out today so I'll have more information. I believe our family came from Kilkenny but not exactly sure. Thank you Tori Dobbins Snyder

Jordan Dobbins

Hello Dobbinses. I've been in search of my irish familial connection for years now. My Aunt traced our family geneology and passed her research on to me before she passed and I've been continuing the search to add to our Dobbins pedigree charts. If I can find out any more information on the family, it would mean the world us. I've already collected an extensinve background thus far. If any of it is innacurate, I'd love to be corrected or more accurately informed. Two details I would love to uncover are (1) the Dobbins Crest that can be traced to my line of Dobbinses and (2) if my line of Dobbinses can be traced back to the Dobbins Inn in Carrickfergus. Here's my history, so far as I've found: My name is Jordan Keith Dobbins born in California 1991. My father is Dennis Keith Dobbins born in California 1942. My Grandfather is Aaron Henry Dobbins born in California 1917. My Great Grandfather is Allen David Dobbins born in Missouri 1864. My 2nd Great Grandfather is John Carson Dobbins born in Tennessee in 1829. My 3rd Great Grandfather is Henry L. Dobbins born in Tennessee 1798. My 4th Great Grandfather is John Dobbins born in Virginia 1772. My 5th Great Grandfather is Alexander Dobbins born in Virginia 1739. My 6th Great Grandfather is Lord Hugh Dobbins Sr. born in Magerhanh, Monaghan, Ireland 1684. My 7th Great Grandfather is Terrence Dobbins born in Ireland around 1650. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope the Dobbins Tribe is healthy and safe. Blessings to you and yours. - Jordan Dobbins


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