- Recorded as Doubleday and Douberday, this is an English medieval surname. It has two possible origins. The first is from the French word "doubel", meaning two, and used in the nickname sense for twin children. The suffix -day does not refer directly to a part of a week, but to servant who worked daily, and hence the surname described someone who looked after twin children, probably those of a noble or the lord of the manor. The derivation is from the pre 7th century Olde English word "daege", and this originally described only a female servant, however it is recorded in the Middle English Dictionary that after the year 1270 it also described a male servant. The second possible origin is that the name is from Dobbe, an early nickname form of Robert, and hence could describe the servant of a man called Robert. Two early recordings in surviving church registers of the city of London are those of Elizabeth Doubleday and Edward Hole at the church of St. Bartholomew-the-Less on 30th June 1647, and that of Jebediah Doublerday and Mary Westbrooke at St. James church, Dukes Place, Westminster, on October 21st 1687. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Robert Dubleday. This was dated 1219, in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Henry 111rd, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Doubleday — Doubleday американская издательская компания Содержание 1 История 2 Известные редакторы 3 Импринты … Википедия
Doubleday — ist der Name eines US amerikanischen Verlags, seit 1996 bei Bertelsmann, siehe Doubleday (Verlag) Doubleday ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Abner Doubleday (1819−1893), General der Unionsarmee im Sezessionskrieg und Theosoph Edward… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Doubleday — can refer to one of the following: Companies Doubleday (publisher) People Abner Doubleday Frank Nelson Doubleday Edward Doubleday Henry Doubleday (1808 1875) Henry Doubleday (1810 1902) Nelson Doubleday Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Portia Doubleday… … Wikipedia
Doubleday — [dub′əl dā΄] Abner 1819 93; U.S. army officer: traditionally regarded as the inventor of baseball … English World dictionary
Doubleday — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Doubleday (homonymie). Doubleday est le cinquième plus grand groupe d édition au monde[réf. nécessaire], fondé en 1897 sous le nom de Doubleday McClure Company par Frank Nelson Doubleday, en partenariat avec … Wikipédia en Français
Doubleday — biographical name Abner 1819 1893 American soldier & reputed inventor of baseball … New Collegiate Dictionary
Doubleday — /dub euhl day /, n. Abner, 1819 93, U.S. army officer; sometimes credited with inventing the modern game of baseball. * * * … Universalium
Doubleday — «Даблдей» книжный магазин в Нью Йорке … Словарь топонимов США
Doubleday — Dou•ble•day [[t]ˈdʌb əlˌdeɪ[/t]] n. big Abner, 1819–93, U.S. army officer: sometimes credited with inventing baseball … From formal English to slang
Doubleday — /dub euhl day /, n. Abner, 1819 93, U.S. army officer; sometimes credited with inventing the modern game of baseball … Useful english dictionary