Jimza asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 10 years ago

Origin/nationality of surname "DABB" ?

anyone know the Origin/nationality of this surname "DABB" ?

also I did find find some information on houseofnames.com but am choosing to ignore that website because of it's apparent inaccuracies

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    DABB Name Meaning and History

    Southern English: variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/DABB-family-history....

    Robert Name Meaning and History

    English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Róbert), etc: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrod ‘renown’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This is found occasionally in England before the Conquest, but in the main it was introduced into England by the Normans and quickly became popular among all classes of society. The surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Robert-family-histor...

    Dobb Name Meaning and History

    English: from the medieval personal name Dobbe.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Dobb-family-history....

    Dobbe Name Meaning and History

    English: from the medieval personal name Dobbe, one of several pet forms of Robert in which the initial letter was altered. Compare Hobbs.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Dobbe-family-history...

    Hobbs Name Meaning and History

    English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert. For the altered initial, compare Hick.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Hobbs-family-history...

    Surname: Dabbs

    This interesting surname of English origin is a patronymic of the medieval given name Dobbe, a pet form of the Germanic personal name Robert composed of the elements "hrod" meaning "renown" plus "berht" "bright", "famous". The surname is especially widespread in Northern England and the Midlands. The surname dates back to the early 16th Century, (see below). Further recordings include John Dabbe (1524), "The Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk". Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Dabs, Dabbes, Dabbs, Dabes, etc.. Church recordings include one Elizabeth Dabbs who married Hugh Eglesfelde on July 18th 1544 at St. Matthew's, Friday Street, London, and Thoms Dabbs who married Johanna Greatholder on January 18th 1581 at Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Thoms Dabbs was christened on November 23rd 1606 at St. Gregory by St. Paul, London. One Thomas Dabb, an emigrant to the New World, sailed aboard the Alexander bound for the Barbados on May 2nd 1635. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Henry Dabbe, (marriage to Elizabeth Hopper), which was dated circa 1520, in London, during the reign of King Henry V111, known as "Good King Hal", 1509 - 1547. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Dabbs

    Most sources agree that the name and many of its variants are English in origin.

    Source(s): Sources in text of answer.
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Dabb Name Meaning and History

    Southern English: variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.

    Dobb Name Meaning and History

    English: from the medieval personal name Dobbe.

    Dobbe Name Meaning and History

    English: from the medieval personal name Dobbe, one of several pet forms of Robert in which the initial letter was altered. Compare Hobbs.

    Source(s): Ancestry.com
  • Holly
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I think that someone is doing market research. When I give a detailed answer there is an alteration in the next barrage of questions, so I don't think this is random. So, the question would be, what is the research for? It's weird that the names are already taken by cigarettes, fruit drink, racetrack....... Okay, my second idea is that our behavior is being tested by Aliens, or The Government. Shall we look for little metal bits up our noses and implanted in our napes. Apparently this is driving me crazy too - lolololol

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Sounds like an aulfsnit of the German

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  • 10 years ago

    Footnote has 455 entries for that name.

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