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The ancient history of the Hockley name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the regions of Hockley in Essex and Wales. The surname Hockley originally derived from the Old English word hoccsleah which referred to someone who lived close to hills.

Hockley Early Origins



The surname Hockley 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.

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Hockley Spelling Variations


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Hockley Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hockley include Hockley, Hockly, Hokeley, Hokelley and others.

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Hockley Early History


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Hockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hockley research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1220 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Hockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hockley 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hockley or a variant listed above:

Hockley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Hockley, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • James Hockley settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Michael Hockley, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Hockley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hockley, who landed in South Carolina in 1765
  • Thomas Hockley settled in New England in 1765
  • Thomas Hockley, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1776

Hockley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hockley and wife settled in New York in 1820
  • David Hockley settled in Bermuda in 1850
  • William Hockley, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887

Hockley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hockley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Ephraim Hockley, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • J. Hockley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Jane Hockley, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hockley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hockley (post 1700)



  • Irvin K. Hockley, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Cameron County, 1893-94; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • Matthew Hockley (b. 1982), English former professional footballer
  • Jayne Hockley, Australian classical harpist
  • William Hockley Ph.D., Canadian Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • General Sir Anthony Farrar Hockley GBE, KCB, DSO & Bar, MC (1924-2006), British soldier and a military historian
  • Deborah "Debbie" Ann Hockley (b. 1962), former New Zealand cricketer

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Hockley Historic Events


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Hockley Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Alfred R.  Hockley (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Patricia  Hockley (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  3. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Hockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hockley 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.

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