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The Scottish name Hobkirk is a habitational name derived from a place called Hopekirk near Hawick in Roxburghshire.

Hobkirk Early Origins



The surname Hobkirk was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hobkirk Spelling Variations


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Hobkirk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hobkirk, Habkirk, Hapkirk, Hopkirk and others.

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Hobkirk Early History


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Hobkirk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobkirk research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 169 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Hobkirk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hobkirk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hobkirk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hobkirk 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hobkirk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Hobkirk, who settled in Jamaica in 1774

Hobkirk Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Hobkirk, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  • Elizabeth Hobkirk, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobkirk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hobkirk (post 1700)



  • David Hobkirk, English poet and songwriter from Tyneside
  • Stuart Hobkirk, British artist
  • Alan A Hobkirk LLB, Canadian Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of British Columbia Law School
  • Alan Hobkirk (b. 1952), Canadian former field hockey player who participated at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, described as Canada's greatest goal scorer during the decade of the 1970s

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spero procedere
Motto Translation: I hope to prosper.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The Hobkirk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hobkirk 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 26 September 2014 at 14:44.

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