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Hobdy Early Origins



The surname Hobdy 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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Hobdy Spelling Variations


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Hobdy Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hobdy has undergone many spelling variations, including Hobday, Hobdey, Hobaday, Hobeday, Obday, Obdey and many more.

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Hobdy Early History


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Hobdy Early History



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

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Hobdy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobdy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hobdy 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hobdy were among those contributors:

Hobdy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Hobdy, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Hobdy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hobdy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1777

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobdy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobdy (post 1700)



  • Bird E. Hobdy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932
  • Mrs. Bird E. Hobdy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916, 1928 (alternate)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. 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.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Hobdy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hobdy 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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