Hobb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hobb family

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.

Important Dates for the Hobb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobb research. Another 79 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Hobb family (pre 1700)

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Hobb migration to the United States

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 [1]

Hobb migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hobb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hobb, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 [2]
  • Mr. William Hobb, (b. 1836), aged 21, Cornish agricultural labourer travelling aboard the ship "Tartar" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th July 1857 [3]

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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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
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