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Theobald, or the French form Thibau(l)t, derived from the Germanic elements theo or "tribe of" (from the same root as "teutonic" or "deutsch", c.f. Theodism) and either bald from Balder/Beldiger the Germanic God who was son of Woden/Odin and brother of Donner/Thor or possibly from the word "bold" as in "bold among/of the people". Originating from Gotenburg and travelling with the Goths through Germany, the Roman Empire and into France. The name arrived in England with the Normans.

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Theobald, or the French form Thibau(l)t, derived from the Germanic elements theo or "tribe of" (from the same root as "teutonic" or "deutsch", c.f. Theodism) and either bald from Balder/Beldiger the Germanic God who was son of Woden/Odin and brother of Donner/Thor or possibly from the word "bold" as in "bold among/of the people". Originating from Gotenburg and travelling with the Goths through Germany, the Roman Empire and into France. The name arrived in England with the Normans.

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From LoveToKnow 1911

THEOBALD (d. 1161), archbishop of Canterbury, was of Norman parentage, but the date of his birth is unknown. Early in life he entered the great abbey of Bec, of which he became prior in 1127 and abbot ten years later. In 1138 he was selected by Stephen, king of England, to fill the vacant see of Canterbury. Apparently he owed this advancement to his character for meekness, and as archbishop he behaved with a moderation which is in striking contrast to the conduct of his rival, Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester. During the struggle between Stephen and Matilda it was Bishop Henry who fought for the privileges of the Church; Theobald, while showing a preference for Stephen's title, made it his rule to support the de facto sovereign. But as Stephen's cause gained ground the archbishop showed greater independence. He refused to consecrate the king's nephew to the see of York, and in 1148 attended the papal council of Reims in defiance of a royal prohibition. This quarrel was ended by the intercession of the queen, Matilda of Boulogne, but another, of a more serious character, was provoked by Theobald's refusal to crown Count Eustace, the eldest son of Stephen, the archbishop pleading the pope's orders as the excuse for this contumacy. He was banished from the kingdom, but Pope Eugenius terrified Stephen into a reversal of the sentence. In 115 3 Theobald succeeded in reconciling Stephen with Henry of Anjou, and in securing for the latter the succession to the throne. On the accession of Henry in 1154, Theobald naturally became his trusted counsellor; but illhealth prevented the archbishop from using his influence to its full extent. He placed the interests of the Church in the hands of Thomas Becket, his archdeacon, whom he induced Henry to employ as chancellor. Theobald died on the 18th of April 116r. He is said to have recommended Becket as his successor.

In history Theobald lives chiefly as the patron of three eminent men: Becket, who began life as a clerk in his household; Master Vacarius, the Italian jurist, who was the first to teach Roman law in England; and John of Salisbury, the most learned scholar of the age. Theobald's household was a university in little; and in it were trained not a few of the leading prelates of the next generation.

See the Vita Theobaldi printed in J. A. Giles, Lanfranci Opera, vol. i. (Oxford, 1844); W. Hook, Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, ii. c. vi. (London, 1862); and K. Norgate, England under the Angevin Kings, vol. i. (London, 1887). (H. W. C. D.)


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English

Etymology

Derived from the Germanic elements þeud (people) and bald (bold)

Pronunciation

THEE-o-bawld

Proper noun

Singular
Theobald

Plural
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Theobald

  1. A male given name used in the Middle Ages in many spellings, but rare today.

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Frederick Vincent Theobald article)

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(1868 - 6.III.1930)

British Entomologist (Diptera)


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