Early Origins of the Hobden family
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.
Early History of the Hobden family
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Hobden Spelling Variations
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. Hobden has been spelled many different ways, including Hobday, Hobdey, Hobaday, Hobeday, Obday, Obdey and many more.
Early Notables of the Hobden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hobden family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hobdens to arrive in North America:
Hobden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hobden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hobden (post 1700)
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