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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 at Hobkirk or Hoepkirk, a parish in the district of Jedburgh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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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 113 words (8 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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Hobkirk In Ireland


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Hobkirk In Ireland



Some of the Hobkirk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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" [2]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" [2]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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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 21 August 2017 at 16:26.

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