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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:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch