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The name Hoar is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hoar was a name used for a person who had grey hair or appeared aged. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Alternatively, the name could have been Norman in origin. In this case, it was derived from the "Norman-French pronunciation of Aure, with an aspirate. The name Aure, Alre, or Auré was a Breton name, derived from Auray, in Bretagne, of which the family were hereditary Castellans." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Another source claims the name was from Ore in Sussex and literally meant "dweller by the bank" from the Old Egnlish word "ora." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Hoar Early Origins



The surname Hoar was first found in Suffolk and Middlesex and other counties throughout Britain. By example, William Hore was listed in Suffolk in 1188, Robert, William le Hore was listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1203. Gilbert de Hore was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Sussex in 1200 and Richard de la Hore was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Devon in 1230. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Adam le Hore in Derbyshire; John le Horre in Norfolk; and Alicia la Hore in Oxfordshire. Kirby's Quest of Somerset lists Richard le Hore there temp. 1 Edward III. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
[4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.


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Hoar Spelling Variations


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Hoar Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hoar include Hoar, Hoare, Hore and others.

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Hoar Early History


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Hoar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoar research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1203, 1230, 1230, 1208, 1235, 1713, 1630, 1675, 1638, 1622, 1704, 1648, 1719, 1710, 1712, 1773 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Hoar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Leonard Hoar (1630-1675), an English-born early American settler, minister and educator born in Gloucestershire arriving in America c. 1638, who later became President of Harvard College; John Hoar (1622-1704), American militia leader & Indian liaison in colonial Massachusetts during King Philip's...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoar In Ireland


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Hoar In Ireland



Some of the Hoar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hoar were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hoar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Leonard Hoar, who landed in New England in 1650
  • William Hoar, who arrived in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1659
  • John Hoar, who landed in New England in 1660
  • Thomas Hoar settled in Barbados in 1685

Hoar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hoar settled in Salem in 1823
  • John, Patrick, Jacob Hoar arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • John, Patrick, Jacob Hoar arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860

Hoar Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jonathan Hoar, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Hoar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hoar, a shoemaker, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Robert Hoar, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Eliza Susannah Hoar, aged 21, a dressmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Mary Ann Hoar, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Alice Hoar, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hoar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hoar arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bulwark" in 1872
  • Matthew Hoar, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Susan Hoar, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Kate Elizabeth Hoar, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Thomas George Hoar, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoar (post 1700)



  • Sherman Hoar (1860-1898), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1891-1893)
  • Roger Sherman Hoar (1887-1963), American politician and author, State Senator and Assistant Attorney General, state of Massachusetts
  • Samuel Hoar (1778-1856), United States lawyer and politician
  • General Joseph P. Hoar (b. 1934), retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, former Commander in Chief of United States Central Command
  • Leonard Hoar (1630-1675), early American clergyman and educator
  • Ebenezer R. Hoar (1816-1895), influential American politician and lawyer
  • Sydney Walter "Syd" Hoar (1895-1967), English footballer
  • William Stewart Hoar, Canadian Zoologist
  • Rockwood Hoar (1855-1906), member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Harold Frank Hoar (1909-1976), British architect and cartoonist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Hoar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoar 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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