Hoggart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hoggart is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Hoggart originally derived from the Old English word hog-garth.

Early Origins of the Hoggart family

The surname Hoggart was first found in Westmorland 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.

Important Dates for the Hoggart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoggart research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1764 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Hoggart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoggart 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 Hoggart 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. The variations of the name Hoggart include Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.

Early Notables of the Hoggart family (pre 1700)

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Hoggart migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Hoggart or a variant listed above:

Hoggart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Hoggart, who settled in Virginia in 1773
  • Robert Hoggart, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1773 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoggart (post 1700)

  • Simon David Hoggart (1946-2014), English journalist and broadcaster, son of Herbert Hoggart
  • Paul Hoggart, British journalist and novelist
  • Herbert Richard Hoggart FRSL (1918-2014), British academic, member of the Arts Council of Great Britain (1976-1981) and the Statesman and Nation Publishing Company Ltd (1977-1981)


  1. ^ 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)
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