Hoggatt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 words "hogg" + "hierde." [1]

Early Origins of the Hoggatt family

The surname Hoggatt 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 Hoggatt family

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

Hoggatt Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Hoggatt 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 and inspired "The Engraving Copyright Act 1734."...
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United States Hoggatt migration to the United States +

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 [4]
Hoggatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Hoggatt, aged 2, who landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [4]
  • Elizabeth Hoggatt, aged 36, who arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [4]
  • Samuel Hoggatt, aged 9, who landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [4]
  • William Hoggatt, aged 13, who arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [4]
  • Edward, Elizabeth, Samuel, and William Hoggatt, who all, who arrived in New England in 1830

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoggatt (post 1700) +

  • 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 [5]
  • W. H. Hoggatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1912 [5]
  • Philip Hoggatt, American politician, Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1811-13 [5]
  • James Hoggatt, American politician, Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1800-02 [5]


The Hoggatt 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. ^ 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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