Hobbins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hobbins is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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 Hobbins family
The surname Hobbins was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Hobbins family
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Hobbins 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 Hobbins include Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Hobbins 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...
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Hobbins 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:
Hobbins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- B Hobbins, aged 19, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 
- John Hobbins, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 
- Michael Hobbins traveled to Philadelphia in 1879
Contemporary Notables of the name Hobbins (post 1700) +
- Harry M Hobbins, American diplomat, U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, 1904-1905
- Patrick Hobbins (b. 1832), American Democratic Party politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1874 to 1875 
- Jim Hobbins (b. 1964), American National Football League player for the Green Bay Packers in 1987
- General William T. Hobbins (b. 1946), American Commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe; Commander, Air Component
- Daniel Hobbins, American Professor of History at The Ohio State University
- Barry J. Hobbins (b. 1951), American attorney and politician, Member of the Maine House of Representatives (2012-)
- Graham Raymond Hobbins (b. 1946), former English cricketer who played from 1972 to 1986 for Oxfordshire
- Imelda Hobbins, former Irish camogie player, captain of the All Ireland Camogie Championship winning team in 1996
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, August 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html