Distribution of the name Pobjoy and its variants has changed dramatically over time. In the 17th and 18th centuries there was a massive concentration of Pobjoys in East Somerset and West Wiltshire, but by the 20th century there had been a dispersal to new commercial centres in England, Wales, Australia and the USA. Whole new Pobjoy dynasties have arisen from a single couple settling in a new area. Conversely, occurences of the name decline and sometimes cease where children do not survive, where there are few Pobjoy sons, or where individuals and couples do not have children.
|Early Popjoy/Popejoys in Kent|
|Early Hampshire Pobjoys|
|The Frome Pobjays||11/9/99|
|Pobjoys in Bath|
|The Pobjoys of St George, Hanover Square|
|The Southwark Pobjays|
|The Devon Pobjoys|
|Early Popjoy/Popejoys in Kent||Top of page|
|Early Hampshire Pobjoys||Top of page|
|The Frome Pobjays||Top of page|
There are dozens of Frome Pobjoys I have been unable to account for, but there is enough evidence to piece together a speculative outline of how the family grew and then declined with the local woollen cloth trade and associated business.
|Pobjoys in Bath||Top of page|
|The Pobjoys of St George, Hanover Square||Top of page|
|The Southwark Pobjays||Top of page|
|The Devon Pobjoys||Top of page|