Hobwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Hobwood begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Hopwood in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hobwood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names.

Early Origins of the Hobwood family

The surname Hobwood was first found in Lancashire at Hopwood, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford. "A family of the local name was seated here for many centuries, probably from Saxon times. In 1359, Adam de Hopwood was one of the inquisition at Preston held before Thomas de Seton and others, justices, to determine a dispute between Henry, Duke of Lancaster, and Roger de la Warre. On the death of Dr. Robert Hopwood, in the early part of the eighteenth century, when the family became extinct, the estates passed to the Gregges, who assumed the additional name of Hopwood. Hopwood Hall is an old-fashioned house, pleasing in aspect and agreeable in situation, with tolerably extensive pleasure-grounds, tastefully laid out." [1]

Important Dates for the Hobwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hobwood research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1298 are included under the topic Early Hobwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hobwood Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hobwood has undergone many spelling variations, including Hopwood, Hopwoods, Hipwood, Hapwood, Hobwoods and many more.

Early Notables of the Hobwood family (pre 1700)

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

Hobwood migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hobwood were among those contributors:

Hobwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hobwood, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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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