Habin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Habin is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived 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 Habin family
The surname Habin was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Habin family
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Habin Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Habin has undergone many spelling variations, including Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Habin family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Agnes Hobbis, who held estates in Huntingdonshire during the reign of Edward 1st; and Ann Hibbins (Hibbens or Brennum Clenums), executed for witchcraft in...
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Habin migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Habin were among those contributors:
Habin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Heinr Habin, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1881 
- Jacob Habin, aged 49, who landed in New York, NY in 1881 
- Johanna Habin, aged 9, who arrived in New York, NY in 1881 
- Matilda Habin, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1881 
- Susan Habin, aged 43, who arrived in New York, NY in 1881 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)