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    Help with a Name?

    Has anyone on this forum heard of the name Dolbear? There could be variations in the spelling also.

    According to my father it's Scottish, but to my aunt it's French and I've looked on the internet and I haven't found anything really conclusive. I did a search a few minutes ago that said it might be German but I have no idea how accurate that it.

    I would like to research some family history but it's difficult when I can't even be sure of where family names are from

    I know on my fathers side there is definitely English, Scottish and maybe a small amount of Irish. On my mothers side we had people from Quebec, but I searched their name and it what little info I found implied that they might have been Scottish.
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    Even though my ancestry is English, Germany is my favorite country.

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    That name sounds very uncommon. It definitely doesn't strike me as French or German. I think it's likely Scottish, as a person with Scottish ancestry. It could possibly be Irish though.
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    All people with recorded dolbear as a last name all have English first names. This may be a hint?
    Last edited by Linden; Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 11:40 AM. Reason: Off-topic.

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    It might me a slightly evolved version of Talbryn. Welsh.
    Or Delbert. English
    or Dalibor. Slavic
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    Census distribution in England and Scotland.

    Seems concentrated in Midlothian and Devon.
    Fairly rare name I guess.

    According to A History of Surnames of the British Isles by C. L'Estrange Ewen 1931 the Dol- prefix means foolish in Old English. Perhaps it just means foolish bear? Probably Dullbear.

    I'm going to go with Anglo-Saxon in origins.

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    Thanks everyone. This is pretty helpful.
    Proud to be Germanic.

    Even though my ancestry is English, Germany is my favorite country.

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