The name Hobey is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Hoby, a parish in Leicestershire
. The name could also be a baptismal name the son of Robert
from the nickname Hob.
Early Origins of the Hobey family
The surname Hobey was first found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
from before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hobey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobey research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1505, 1574, 1593, 1614, 1690, 1566, 1st , 1602, 1679, 1640 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hobey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hobey Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hobey were recorded, including Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
Early Notables of the Hobey family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas P. Hoby, Ambassador to France in 1566 and who translated Castiglione's "The Courtier"; Sir Edward Hoby, his son, who was also a... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hobey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hobey family emigrate to North America: John Hobby, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1637; Catherine Hobby to Virginia in 1714; John Hobby to Virginia in 1736; Mr. hobby to Newfoundland in 1814.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hobey (post 1700)
- William D Hobey Ph.D., American Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute