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Where did the English Hogbin family come from? What is the English Hogbin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hogbin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hogbin family history?

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hogbin are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hogbin include: Hogbin, Hockbin, Hockben, Hogben, Pigpen, Pigbin, Pickburn, Pickbourn, Pickborne, Pigben and many more.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1470 when Thomas Huckebone appeared on the tax rolls for that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hogbin research. Another 291 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1440, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hogbin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hogbin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hogbin or a variant listed above: John Hogben, who settled in Maryland in 1674.

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  • Stephen Hogbin, Canadian artist working primarily in wood
  • Herbert Ian Priestly Hogbin, Australian (British-born) anthropologist


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  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Hogbin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hogbin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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