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The Hobgood surname is derived from the Old English "habban," meaning "god."

Hobgood Early Origins



The surname Hobgood was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 1280 when John Hauegod was on record in Somerset.

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Hobgood Spelling Variations


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Hobgood Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hobgood has appeared include Hapgood, Habgood, Havegood, Habbgood, Abgood and many more.

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Hobgood Early History


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Hobgood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobgood research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1343, 1455, 1487, and 1545 are included under the topic Early Hobgood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hobgood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobgood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hobgood 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hobgood arrived in North America very early: Shadrach Hapgood, who came to Massachusetts in 1656, aboard the "Speedwell"; Daniell Habgood, who came to Barbados sometime between 1682 and 1686; John Hapgood, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobgood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobgood (post 1700)



  • R. W. Hobgood, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Granville County, 1885-86
  • Franklin P. Hobgood Jr. (b. 1872), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1911-16 (21st District 1911-12, 20th District 1913-16)
  • Damien Hobgood (b. 1979), American professional surfer (twin brother of C.J.)
  • Clifton James "C.J." Hobgood (b. 1979), American Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship surfer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Hobgood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hobgood 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 27 August 2016 at 16:12.

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