Anglo-Saxon name Habben comes from Robert. The name is derived from a pet form of the personal name Robert. In England, in the Middle Ages, rhyming was often used as a device. This practice continued on into the 18th and 19th centuries; cockney, a London dialect of the 19th century, used rhymes almost exclusively to get its point across without the "upper classes" knowing what was being said. A common diminutive of Robert is Rob and Hobb.
Early Origins of the Habben family
family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Habben family
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Habben Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Habben has appeared include Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Habben family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Habben family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Habben arrived in North America very early:
Habben Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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