The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Hobsen came from the given name for the son of Robert,
which was originally derived from the nickname
Early Origins of the Hobsen family
The surname Hobsen was first found in Suffolk
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.
Early History of the Hobsen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobsen research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1527, 1666, 1642, 1717, 1685, 1759, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hobsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hobsen Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hobsen family name include Hobson, Hopson and others.
Early Notables of the Hobsen family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Leuric Hobson of Suffolk; Captain Paul Hobson (died 1666) English antinomian Particular Baptist who served in the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War; Sir Thomas... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobsen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hobsen family to Ireland
Some of the Hobsen family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hobsen family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hobsen surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Hobson settled in Virginia in 1619 one year before the "Mayflower"; Elizabeth Hobson settled in Virginia in 1654; Henry Hobson settled in Barbados in 1654.
The Hobsen 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 Translation: With fortitude.