Hobdie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hobdie family
The surname Hobdie was first found in Kent where the family name was first referenced in the year 1469 when William Hobday appeared on the tax rolls for that shire. The name literally means ‘Servant of Hobb’, ‘Hobb the servant.’ 
Early History of the Hobdie family
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Hobdie Spelling Variations
Hobdie has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hobday, Hobdey, Hobaday, Hobeday, Obday, Obdey and many more.
Early Notables of the Hobdie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hobdie family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hobdies to arrive on North American shores: Edward Hobday settled in Virginia in 1721.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)