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The name Hockenberry is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the region of Hockenhull in the parish of Tarvin. Hockenberry is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Hockenberry Early Origins



The surname Hockenberry was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hockenberry Spelling Variations


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Hockenberry Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hockenberry are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hockenberry include: Hockenhull, Hocknell, Hokenhull, Hoknell and others.

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Hockenberry Early History


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Hockenberry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hockenberry research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1606, and 1731 are included under the topic Early Hockenberry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hockenberry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hockenberry Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hockenberry or a variant listed above: Thomas Hockenhull, who sailed to Maine in 1812.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hockenberry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hockenberry (post 1700)



  • W. R. Hockenberry, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Butler County, 1905-06
  • Charles E. "Charley" Hockenberry (1918-2007), American football, basketball, baseball player and coach
  • John Charles Hockenberry (b. 1956), American four-time Emmy Award winning and three-time Peabody Award winning journalist and author

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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Hockenberry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hockenberry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 11:52.

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