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There are approximately 122 people named Dobell in the UK. That makes it the 17,130th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2 are named Dobell.

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The Dobell surname in historical dictionaries

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

DOBELL. Perhaps originally from the Roman personal name, Dolabella. The French have always been fond of adopting classical names, and this occurs as a surname in Normandy in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the form of Dolbell. In 1296, however, it is found in Sussex as De Dobel, implying a local origin, and in the sixteenth century the family ranked with the gentry of that county, bearing the canting arms of a Doe between three Bells.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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