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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.

Hobbins Early Origins



The surname Hobbins was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hobbins Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hobbins Early History


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Hobbins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobbins research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1770 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hobbins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hobbins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobbins Early Notables (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 Hobbins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • John Hobbins, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Michael Hobbins traveled to Philadelphia in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobbins (post 1700)


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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 Democrat 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Hobbins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hobbins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 June 2016 at 08:49.

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