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Hoisington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Hoisington family


The surname Hoisington was first found in Nottingham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Ossington, held by the Norman Baron, Ralph of Buron of Bures near Bayeux in Normandy who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Hoisington family


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Hoisington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ossington, Hossington, Hoisington, Hoissington, Osington, Ossinton and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoisington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hoisington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Ossington, who settled in Philadelphia in 1815.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoisington (post 1700)


  • Henry Richard Hoisington (1801-1858), American diplomat on the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions missionary to Ceylon
  • Elizabeth Paschel Hoisington (1918-2007), United States Army officer, one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general
  • A. J. Hoisington, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Great Bend, Kansas, 1875-77 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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