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Hobday Early Origins



The surname Hobday was first found in Kent where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1469 when William Hobday appeared on the tax rolls for that shire.

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Hobday Spelling Variations


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Hobday Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hobday include Hobday, Hobdey, Hobaday, Hobeday, Obday, Obdey and many more.

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Hobday Early History


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Hobday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobday research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hobday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hobday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobday Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hobday 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hobday or a variant listed above:

Hobday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Hobday settled in Virginia in 1721
  • Edward Hobday, who landed in Virginia in 1721

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobday (post 1700)



  • John Hobday, American Democrat politician, Chair of Gloucester County Democratic Party, 1919-21
  • Claude Hobday (1872-1954), English double-bass player
  • Alfred Charles Hobday (b. 1870), English viola player
  • William Armfield Hobday (1771-1831), English portrait painter and miniaturist
  • Sir Gordon Ivan Hobday (b. 1916), English scientist, who worked on penicillin with Alexander Fleming, former Chairman of Boots, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire (19831991)
  • Alistair Hobday Ph.D., of the School of Zoology at the University of Tasmania
  • John Hobday, Canadian Director of the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Simon Hobday (b. 1940), South African golfer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Hobday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hobday 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 9 October 2015 at 11:21.

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