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The Hobbs family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the son of Robert. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Hobbs Early Origins



The surname Hobbs was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hobbs Spelling Variations


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Hobbs Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hobbs include Hobbs, Hobs, Hobbes, Hobis, Hopp, Hoppe, Hopps and many more.

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Hobbs Early History


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Hobbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobbs research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1588, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hobbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hobbs were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hobbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hobbs settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Hobbs settled in Providence in 1635
  • Jone Hobbs, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Isaac Hobbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Christopher Hobbs, who arrived in New England in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hobbs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Hobbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Steph Hobbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Margaret Hobbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Sarah Hobbs settled in New England in 1746
  • Benjamin Hobbs, who landed in America in 1764

Hobbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hobbs, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • William Hobbs, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Samuel M Hobbs, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Sarah Hobbs, aged 56, landed in New York in 1862

Hobbs Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Hobbs, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hobbs Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Patrick Hobbs, aged 5 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)

Hobbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hobbs, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Job Hobbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Thomas Hobbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • William Hobbs, aged 23, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Thomas Hobbs, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hobbs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hobbs landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Hobbs landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Hobbs landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Charles Hobbs, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Sarah Hobbs, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobbs (post 1700)



  • Truman McGill Hobbs Sr. (1921-2015), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (1991-2015)
  • Wilbur S. Hobbs, American politician, Representative from New York 12th District, 1896
  • Wendell W. Hobbs, American Republican politician, Realtor; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1965;
  • Samuel Francis Hobbs (1887-1952), American Democrat politician, State court judge in Alabama, 1921-26; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1935-51
  • Steve Hobbs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996
  • Rudy Hobbs, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 35th District; Elected 2012
  • Ruth Hobbs, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957
  • Roscoe C. Hobbs, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956, 1960
  • Paul W. Hobbs, American politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1947-49
  • R. F. Hobbs, American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1950
  • ... (Another 57 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hobbs Historic Events


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Hobbs Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Kevin S Hobbs (1965-1985), American Private 1st Class from Flagstaff, Arizona, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Mr. Donald Ernest Hobbs (b. 1960), American Specialist 4th Class from Palm Harbour, Florida, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Louisa Hobbs (1890-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Brantford, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Mary Hobbs (1851-1914), née Evans Canadian Third Class Passenger from Brantford, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George James Hobbs (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Noble Park, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert Hobbs (b. 1919), English Engine Room Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Guildford, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick J Hobbs (b. 1895), English Chief Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Mitcham, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick D Hobbs, British Able Seaman from Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leslie H Hobbs, British Chief Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Thomas E Hobbs, British Petty Officer Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Hobbs


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Suggested Readings for the name Hobbs



  • Hobbs and Related Families by Ralph L. Hobbs.
  • The Joel Hobbs Family by Ada Hobbs Linville.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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This page was last modified on 28 November 2016 at 12:05.

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