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The name Hobb is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the son of Robert. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Hobb Early Origins



The surname Hobb was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hobb Spelling Variations


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Hobb Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hobb include Hobbs, Hobs, Hobbes, Hobis, Hopp, Hoppe, Hopps and many more.

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Hobb Early History


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Hobb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobb research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1588, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hobb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hobb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hobb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hobb, who landed in Maryland in 1673

Hobb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alie Hobb, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Hobb, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hobb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hobb arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobb (post 1700)



  • Robin Hobb (b. 1952), pseudonym of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, an American fantasy fiction writer, best known for her books set in the Realm of the Elderlings

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Hobb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hobb 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 December 2015 at 09:03.

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