Hobson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hobson is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name for the son of Robert, which was originally derived from the nickname Hob. [1]

Early Origins of the Hobson family

The surname Hobson was first found in Essex where John Hobbessone was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. Another John, John Hobsone was recorded in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1327. [2]

In Somerset, William Hobbeson, was listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [3]

Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Petrus Hobbeson; Willelmus Hobbeson; and Robertus Hobson. [1]

Early History of the Hobson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobson research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1527, 1544, 1631, 1544, 1561, 1568, 1666, 1642, 1717, 1685, 1759, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hobson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hobson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hobson have been found, including Hobson, Hopson and others.

Early Notables of the Hobson family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Hobson (1544?-1631), carrier of Cambridge, eldest son of Thomas Hobson and Elinor his wife, was born in or about 1544, probably at Buntingford, Hertfordshire, of which place his father was a native. "The father, a carrier by trade, who settled in Cambridge in 1561, was at the time of his death in 1568 one of the treasurers of the corporation. He devised his copyhold lands in Grantchester to his son Thomas, to whom he bequeathed ‘the team ware that he now goeth with, that is to say, the cart and eight horses...
Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hobson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hobson family to Ireland

Some of the Hobson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hobson migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hobson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hobson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Hobson, who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Edward Hobson, who landed in Virginia in 1619 [4]
  • Thomas Hobson, who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Nicholas Hobson, who settled in Barbados in 1634
  • Nicholas Hobson, aged 23, who arrived in Barbados in 1634 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hobson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Solomon Hobson, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [4]
Hobson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Hobson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [4]
  • Abraham Hobson, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834 [4]
  • Henry H Hobson, who landed in Texas in 1835 [4]
  • John Hobson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863 [4]
  • Christopher Henry Hobson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1870 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Hobson migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hobson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ben j Hobson, who landed in Quebec in 1784
Hobson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Gladys E Hobson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • William Hobson, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Australia Hobson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hobson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Walter Hobson, a carpenter, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Hobson, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" [5]
  • Thomas Hobson, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen" [6]

New Zealand Hobson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hobson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Captain Hobson, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "H.M.S. Buffalo " arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand on 29th January 1840 [7]
  • Mrs. Hobson, Australian settler travelling from Sydney in April 1840 aboard the ship "H.M.S. Buffalo " arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand in 1840 [7]
  • Miss. Hobson, Australian settler travelling from Sydney in April 1840 aboard the ship "H.M.S. Buffalo " arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand in 1840 [7]
  • W Hobson, who landed in New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. Hobson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tuscan" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th September 1842 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hobson (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General William Horace Hobson (1888-1960), American Commanding General Fort Benning, Georgia (1943-1945) [9]
  • Victor Brian Hobson (b. 1980), American football linebacker
  • James Allan Hobson (b. 1933), American psychologist, professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School
  • Richmond Pearson Hobson (1870-1937), U.S. Navy admiral, Medal of Honor recipient
  • George G. Hobson, American politician, U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1834-42 [10]
  • George Hobson, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Henry County, 1844; Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Henry County, 1846 [10]
  • Ernest E. Hobson, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Worcester & Hampden District, 1917-18 [10]
  • Edward Henry Hobson (1825-1901), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1872; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880, 1888 [10]
  • David Lee Hobson (b. 1936), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1982-90; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1991- [10]
  • David E. Hobson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 [10]
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Sidney Francis Hobson, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [11]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Tom Daniel Hobson, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [12]


The Hobson 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: Fortitudine
Motto Translation: With fortitude.


Suggested Readings for the name Hobson +

  • 1943 "Descendants of the May-Hobson-Lain Families" by Jeanette Lain Swafford.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
  6. ^ South Australian Register Monday 1st January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Star Queen 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/starqueen1854.shtml
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) William Hobson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hobson/William_Horace/USA.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  12. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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