Hobby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hobby is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived 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 Hobby family

The surname Hobby was first found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat from before the Norman Conquest.

Important Dates for the Hobby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobby research. Another 137 words (10 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 Hobby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hobby Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hobby has been spelled many different ways, including Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.

Early Notables of the Hobby 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 Hobby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hobby migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hobbys to arrive in North America:

Hobby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hobby, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1637
  • John Hobby, who landed in Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
Hobby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hobby, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Catherine Hobby, who settled in Virginia in 1714
  • Catherine Hobby, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Charles Hobby, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1715 [1]
  • John Hobby who settled in Virginia in 1736
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hobby migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hobby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jane Hobby, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Hobby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Hobby sailed to Newfoundland in 1814 [2]

Hobby migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hobby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hobby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]
  • Ann Hobby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]
  • Ellen Hobby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]
  • William Hobby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]
  • Alfred Hobby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hobby (post 1700)

  • Diana Hobby, American newspaper editor
  • William Pettus Hobby (1878-1964), publisher of the Houston Post, the 27th governor of the U.S. state of Texas (1917-1921)
  • William Pettus Hobby Jr. (b. 1932), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1973-91; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980, 1984 [4]
  • William Pettus Hobby (1878-1964), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1914-17; Governor of Texas, 1917-21; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940 [4]
  • Wensley Hobby, American politician, Postmaster at Middletown, Connecticut, 1775-1807 [4]
  • Paul William Hobby, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas state comptroller, 1998 [4]
  • Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995), American Democrat politician, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1953-55 [4]
  • Edwin Hobby, American politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1874-79 [4]
  • Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995), the first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  • James H. Hobby (1835-1882), officer in the United States Navy, eponym of the USS Hobby (DD-610)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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