Hoban History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Hoban 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 Hoban family
The surname Hoban was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Hoban family
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Hoban Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hoban has appeared include Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Hoban 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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Hoban migration to the United States +
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 Hoban arrived in North America very early:
Hoban Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edmond Hoban, who settled in America in 1742
- William Hoban, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767 
Hoban Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dennis Hoban, who settled in Detroit in 1840
- Cath. Hoban, who arrived in New Orleans in 1852
- Martin Hoban, who arrived in Ohio in 1852 
- Peter Hoban, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 
- Edward Hoban, who settled in Nebraska in 1889
Hoban migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hoban Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Hoban, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
- Anne Hoban, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
- Patrick Hoban, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
- Robert Hoban, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
- Catherine Hoban, who settled in Quebec in 1847
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Hoban migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hoban Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Michael Hoban, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" 
- Daniel Hoban, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
- Patrick Hoban, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
Hoban migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Hoban Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Eleanor Hoban, (b. 1844), aged 21, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd July 1865 
- Julia Hoban, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
Contemporary Notables of the name Hoban (post 1700) +
- James Hoban (1758-1831), Irish architect, best known for designing The White House
- James Hoban Jr. (1808-1846), American lawyer who served as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in the 1840s, son of James Hoban, the Irish-American architect
- Edward Francis Hoban (1878-1966), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Rockford (1928-1942) and Bishop of Cleveland (1945-1966)
- Russell Conwell Hoban (1925-2011), American writer of fantasy and science fiction from Lansdale, Pennsylvania who lived in London, England, from 1969 until his death
- Lillian Hoban (1925-1998), American children's literature author and artist
- Tana Hoban (1917-2006), American author and photographer
- Barry Hoban (b. 1940), former English professional cyclist who rode during the late 1960s and early 1970s
- Mark Hoban (b. 1964), British Conservative Party politician, Minister of State for Employment (2012-2013), Financial Secretary to the Treasury City Minister (2010-2012)
- Patricia Hoban (b. 1932), former Australian basketball player who played for the Australia women's national basketball team at the 1957 FIBA World Championship for Women
- Ovidiu Hoban (b. 1982), Romanian footballer
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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)
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html