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Theobald Surname OriginGod's power; but in the Saxon Theobald signifies powerful or bold over the people. In the Saxon Psalter theod is the same as gentes, and the English nation is often called Engla-Theod. See Tibbits
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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A Theobald Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson