The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Hoby come from when the family resided in the village of Hoby, a parish in Leicestershire
. The name could also be a baptismal name the son of Robert
from the nickname Hob.
Early Origins of the Hoby family
The surname Hoby was first found in Leicester, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
from before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hoby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoby research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1505, 1574, 1593, 1614, 1690, 1566, 1st , 1602, 1679, 1640 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hoby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoby Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hoby has been recorded under many different variations, including Hobby, Hoby, Hobi, Hobbie, Hobie, Hobbey, Hobey and others.
Early Notables of the Hoby family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas P. Hoby, Ambassador to France in 1566 and who translated Castiglione's "The Courtier"; Sir Edward Hoby, his son, who was also a... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hoby family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hoby or a variant listed above: John Hobby, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1637; Catherine Hobby to Virginia in 1714; John Hobby to Virginia in 1736; Mr. hobby to Newfoundland in 1814.