The ancestors of the name Hobbey date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the village of Hoby, a parish in Leicestershire
. The name could also be a baptismal name the son of Robert
from the nickname Hob.
Early Origins of the Hobbey family
The surname Hobbey was first found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
from before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hobbey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobbey research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1505, 1574, 1593, 1614, 1690, 1566, 1st , 1602, 1679, 1640 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hobbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hobbey Spelling Variations
Hobbey has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hobbey have been found, including Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
Early Notables of the Hobbey family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas P. Hoby, Ambassador to France in 1566 and who translated Castiglione's "The Courtier"; Sir Edward Hoby, his son, who was also a... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobbey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hobbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hobbey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Sarah Hobbey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750