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Where did the English Hoggatt family come from? What is the English Hoggatt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hoggatt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hoggatt family history?

The saga of the name Hoggatt follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Hoggatt originally derived from the Old English word hog-garth.

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hoggatt were recorded, including Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoggatt research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1764 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Hoggatt History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoggatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hoggatt family emigrate to North America:

Hoggatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Anth F Hoggatt, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Hoggatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Edward Hoggatt, aged 2, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Elizabeth Hoggatt, aged 36, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Samuel Hoggatt, aged 9, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • William Hoggatt, aged 13, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Edward, Elizabeth, Samuel, and William Hoggatt, who all arrived in New England in 1830

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  • Wilford Bacon Hoggatt (1865-1938), American Republican politician who was the Governor of the District of Alaska from 1906 to 1909
  • Verner Emil Hoggatt Jr. (1921-1980), American mathematician, known mostly for his work in Fibonacci numbers and number theory
  • William Hoggatt, American politician, Member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1811
  • W. H. Hoggatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1912
  • Philip Hoggatt, American politician, Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1811-13
  • James Hoggatt, American politician, Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1800-02


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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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The Hoggatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoggatt 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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