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Origin and popularity of the name THEOBALD

Origin

Theobald : German and English: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people race’ + bald ‘bold brave’. The English surname represents a learned form re-created from French Théobald. The usual medieval forms of the name in English and German were Tebald and Tibalt (Old French Teobaud Tibaut). Compare Dewald and Diebold.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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