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Newfoundland's South Coast - BOBBETT



This page is for listings of the surname BOBBETT, and people with research interest.

Bill Crant

Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

BOBBETT, BOBBITT, surnames of England diminutives of the English nickname Bob, from the baptismal name Robert (See ROBERTS). (Bardsley).

Bardsley traced Bobbett in Somerset.

In Newfoundland:

Family tradition: The Bobbetts of Milltown came from Dorset to Great Jervis whence they moved to Milltown in 1900 (MUN Hist.).

Early instances: Matthew Bobbitt, fisherman of Pass Island (Burin district), 1844 (DPHW 102); John, fisherman of Round Harbour, 1850 (DPHW 104); William Bobbit, of Burgeo, 1852 (DPHW 101); John Bobbitt, fisherman of Bay Despair, 1852 (DPHW 104); Thomas, fisherman of Rose Blanche, 1860 (DPHW 99) .

Modern status: Bobbett,at Gaultois and Channel; Bobbitt, in the Fortune Bay and Hermitage district (Electors 1955).

Place names: Bobbett Cove 47-55 55-45, Bobbit Point 47-37 55-57.

Early Instances in Burgeo - LaPoile:

William BOBBITT, Bacholer married Dec. 25, 1845
Charlotte MATTHEWS by Rev. Martin Blackmore
Witnesses: John Jorden and Leonard Covey
Vol. 101 of Vital Statistics



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