The Hobbend surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name 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 Hobbend family
The surname Hobbend was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hobbend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobbend research.Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1770 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hobbend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hobbend Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hobbend are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hobbend include: Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Hobbend 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobbend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hobbend family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hobbend or a variant listed above: Thomas Hobin, who sailed to Barbados, Joane Hobbin, to Virginia in 1660; Peter Hobben to Philadelphia in 1754; Mary Hobbin to Boston in 1849; John Hobin to Philadelphia in 1859.