August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
From the Hebrew name “Iyyov”, meaning “afflicted” or “hated”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Iob, Iyov, Iyyov, Joby.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Job Long-pate, a farrier who lives in Dancing Marston, spoken of as a friend by Humfrey Lemon and Bered Turnip, in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.