The Hobia name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having 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 Hobia family
The surname Hobia was first found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
from before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hobia family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobia 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 Hobia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hobia 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 Hobia has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
Early Notables of the Hobia 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 Hobia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hobia family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hobia were among those contributors: 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.