Hobler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hobler family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a hobeller, or light horseman. A hobler held tenure on his Lord's lands by maintenance of a hobby, or horse, for use in the service of his Lord. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright. Similarly, surnames of office such as this one, included military, judicial, papal and other positions of authority, and are widespread throughout Europe. Those who were involved in the military, or feudal armies, were given names such as the English surname Archer, the French name Chevalier and the German name Jeger, which means hunter. Names that were derived from judicial and papal titles, such as Bailiffe, Squire and Abbott, are still commonly seen with the same surname spelling today.

Early Origins of the Hobler family

The surname Hobler was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Hobler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobler research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Hobler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hobler Spelling Variations

Hobler has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hobler have been found, including Hobler, Hoble, Hobeler, Hobbeler, Hoblair, Hoblaire and many more.

Early Notables of the Hobler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hobler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hobler migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hoblers to arrive on North American shores:

Hobler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Hobler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Abram Hobler, aged 27, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Hans Geo Hobler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Mary Hobler who arrived in America in 1774
Hobler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Hobler, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hobler (post 1700) +

  • Gerhard Hobler Ph.D., Associate professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Technology Vienna
  • Air Vice-Marshal John Forde Hobler, of the British Royal Air Force


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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