The name Hobbin is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It 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 Hobbin family
The surname Hobbin was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hobbin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobbin research.Another 34 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1770 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hobbin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hobbin Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hobbin has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Hobbin 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 Hobbin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hobbin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hobbin were among those contributors:
Hobbin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Joane Hobbin, who settled in Virginia in 1660
Hobbin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Hobbin, who settled in Boston in 1849
Contemporary Notables of the name Hobbin (post 1700)
- James R Hobbin, American mining executive