Hockey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The Anglo-Saxon name Hockey comes from when the family resided in the regions of Hockley in Essex and Wales. The surname Hockey originally derived from the Old English word hoccsleah which referred to someone who lived close to hills.
Early Origins of the Hockey family
The surname Hockey was first found in Essex 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 Hockey family
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Hockey 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 Hockey include Hockley, Hockly, Hokeley, Hokelley and others.
Early Notables of the Hockey family (pre 1700)
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Hockey migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hockey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Hockey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 
- Mary Ann Hockey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 
- James Hockey, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" 
- Edwin Hockey, aged 25, a butcher, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" 
- John Hockey, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"
Hockey 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:
Hockey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Hockey, (b. 1857), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 5th June 1879 aboard the ship "Glenlora" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1879 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hockey (post 1700) +
- Ms. Audrey Joyce Hockey M.B.E. (b. 1925), British lady tracer, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to the community in Wallasey, Merseyside 
- Timothy D. "Tim" Hockey (b. 1964), Canadian CEO of TDAmeritrade (2016-), former Chief Executive Officer and President of TD Canada Trust (2011-2016)
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