Show ContentsHogarth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Hogarth family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Hogarth comes from when one of the family worked as a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Hogarth originally derived from the Old English words "hogg" + "hierde." [1]

Early Origins of the Hogarth family

The surname Hogarth was first found in Northumberland where William Hoggehird was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1279. A few years later, Richard le Hoghird was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1327 and much later, John Hoggard was listed in Yorkshire in 1461. [2]

Willelmus Hoghyrd was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]

Early History of the Hogarth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hogarth research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1509, 1640, 1627, 1765, 1557, 1697, 1764, 1734, 1880, 1697, 1697, 1699 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hogarth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hogarth Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hogarth has been spelled many different ways, including Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.

Early Notables of the Hogarth family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Miles Huggarde or Hoggarde (fl. 1557), English poet and opponent "of the Reformation, is stated to have been a shoemaker or hosier in London, and the first writer for the Catholic cause who had not received a monastical or academical education." [3] William Hogarth (1697-1764), was a British artist, known for his satirical narrative paintings and engravings who inspired "The Engraving Copyright Act 1734."...
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United States Hogarth migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hogarths to arrive in North America:

Hogarth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Hogarth, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1812 [4]
  • Joseph Hogarth, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • William Hogarth, who arrived in Arkansas in 1886 [4]

Australia Hogarth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hogarth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hogarth, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [5]
  • Thomas Hogarth, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [5]
  • David Hogarth, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • John Hogarth, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [7]
  • Christian Hogarth, aged 42, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [8]

New Zealand Hogarth 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:

Hogarth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Hogarth, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Henry Hogarth, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Mr. Henry Hogarth, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Stately" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st June 1851 [9]
  • John Hogarth, aged 34, a joiner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Hogarth (post 1700) +

  • Burne Hogarth (1911-1996), American cartoonist, illustrator, educator, author and theoretician, best known for his work on the Tarzan newspaper comic strip
  • Burne Hogarth (1911-1996), American cartoonist, illustrator, educator and author, eponym of the Engravers' Copyright Act, better known as Hogarth's Act which gave protection to producers of engravings
  • David George Hogarth (1862-1927), English archaeologist who was associated with T. E. Lawrence and Arthur Evans
  • George Hogarth (1783-1870), Scottish musical critic, born in Edinburgh and became a writer to the signet in his native city, where he associated with Sir Walter Scott, Lockhart, and other literary men [10]
  • Mrs. Eleanor Scott Hogarth B.E.M., British Founder and Manager of Charity for Care Shop in Kelso was appointed the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to charity in the Scottish Borders [11]
  • Thomas William Hogarth (1901-1999), Scottish-born, Australian veterinarian and noted author on dogs
  • Donald Hogarth (1879-1950), Canadian mining financier and politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the riding of Port Arthur from 1911 to 1923
  • Paul Hogarth OBE (1917-2001), British painter and illustrator
  • Robert Hogarth Patterson (1821-1886), Scottish journalist and miscellaneous writer, born in Edinburgh, editor of the ‘Globe’ newspaper in 1865, editor of the ‘Glasgow News’ in 1872
  • James Hogarth Pringle (1863-1941), Australian surgeon

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William Hogarth, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse (1941) and survived the sinking [12]
SS Caribou
  • Mr. L. Hogarth, British passenger who was Royal Navy was travelling aboard the railway ferry "SS Caribou" when it was struck by a German submarine torpedo on 14th October 1942, the most significant sinking in Canadian waters at that time, he survived the sinking

The Hogarth Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Candor dat viribus alas
Motto Translation: Truth gives wings to strength.

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  3. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. 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)
  5. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from
  6. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from
  7. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from
  8. South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved
  9. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
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  11. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018,
  12. HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook