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Hobsonn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hobsonn is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name for the son of Robert, which was originally derived from the nickname Hob.

Early Origins of the Hobsonn family

The surname Hobsonn 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 Hobsonn family

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Hobsonn Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hobsonn include Hobson, Hopson and others.

Early Notables of the Hobsonn 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...
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Migration of the Hobsonn family to Ireland

Some of the Hobsonn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hobsonn family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Hobsonn 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.

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