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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hoben was formed. The name was derived from Robert. The name is derived from a pet form of the personal name Robert. In England, in the Middle Ages, rhyming was often used as a device. This practice continued on into the 18th and 19th centuries; cockney, a London dialect of the 19th century, used rhymes almost exclusively to get its point across without the "upper classes" knowing what was being said. A common diminutive of Robert is Rob and Hobb.

Hoben Early Origins



The surname Hoben was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hoben Spelling Variations


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Hoben Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hoben include Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.

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Hoben Early History


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Hoben Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoben research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1770 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hoben History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoben Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoben Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Agnes Hobbis, who held estates in Huntingdonshire during the reign of Edward 1st; and Ann Hibbins (Hibbens or Brennum Clenums), executed for witchcraft in...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoben Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hoben were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hoben Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joane Hoben, who settled in Virginia in 1664
  • Joane Hoben, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Hoben Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Aug. Von Hoben, who settled in America in 1700
  • Christian Aug. Von Hoben, who came to North America in 1777

Hoben Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hoben, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1861
  • John Hoben, who settled in New York in 1864
  • Anthony Hoben, who came to Massachusetts in 1867
  • Michael Hoben moved to Philadelphia in 1874

Hoben Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Hoben, who came to Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoben (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoben (post 1700)



  • Susan B. Hoben, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940
  • Richard H. Hoben, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Lenawee County, 1961
  • Owen A. Hoben, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Hoben Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoben 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 29 June 2016 at 08:49.

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