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Where did the Scottish Hosbons family come from? What is the Scottish Hosbons family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hosbons family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hosbons family history?One of the most common classes of Scottish surnames is the patronymic surname, which arose out of the vernacular and religious naming traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Patronymic surnames of this type were usually derived from the personal name of the original bearer's father. The surname Hosbons is derived from the Old Norse personal name Asbjorn, meaning divine bear.
Scottish surnames are distinguished by a multitude of spelling variations because, over the centuries, the names were frequently translated into and from Gaelic. Furthermore, the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent because medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. The different versions of a surname, such as the inclusion of the patronymic prefix "Mac", frequently indicated a religious or Clan affiliation or even a division of the family. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into Scotland, accelerating accentuating the alterations to various surnames. The name Hosbons has also been spelled Osborne, Osborn, Osbourne, Osbourn, Osburn, Osburne, Osbern and many more.
First found in Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hosbons research. Another 245 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 105 and 1054 are included under the topic Early Hosbons History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hosbons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hosbons family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hosbons, or a variant listed above: Richard Osborn settled in Barbados in 1634; Thomas Osborn settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward, George, John, Joseph, Mary, William Osborn all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pax in bello
Motto Translation: Peace in war.
The Hosbons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hosbons 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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