Hoggard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Hoggard finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Hoggard originally derived from the Old English words "hogg" + "hierde." [1]

Early Origins of the Hoggard family

The surname Hoggard 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 Hoggard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoggard 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 Hoggard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoggard Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hoggard family name include Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.

Early Notables of the Hoggard 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."...
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoggard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hoggard migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hoggard surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Hoggard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Hoggard, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Hoggard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Hoggard, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Driffield, in 1905
  • Thomas Hoggard, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Sheffield, in 1906
  • Frank Hoggard, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Helena Hoggard, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Homer Hoggard, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hoggard 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:

Hoggard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Farr Hoggard, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas William Hoggard, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. Hoggard, British settler travelling from London with his brother aboard the ship "Huntress" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st April 1863 [4]
  • Mr. Arthur Hoggard, (b. 1861), aged 18, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoggard (post 1700) +

  • Alfonso Hoggard (b. 1989), American football wide receiver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jay Hoggard (b. 1954), American jazz vibraphonist from Washington, D.C
  • Verlia Davis Hoggard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2004 [6]
  • J. David Hoggard Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2000 [6]
  • Dennie W. Hoggard, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1943 [6]
  • Matthew James Hoggard MBE (b. 1976), English cricketer who played international cricket for the England cricket team (2000–2008), Captain of Leicestershire (2010-2013)
  • Jacob William Hoggard (b. 1984), Canadian singer and songwriter, lead singer of the two-time Juno Award winning rock band Hedley
  • Dr Nicola Hoggard Creegan, New Zealand Senior Lecturer-School of Theology, Mission and Ministry at Laidlaw College, Auckland


The Hoggard 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.


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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