Hopsonn is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the given name for the son of Robert,
which was originally derived from the nickname
Early Origins of the Hopsonn family
The surname Hopsonn was first found in Suffolk
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.
Early History of the Hopsonn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopsonn research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1527, 1666, 1642, 1717, 1685, 1759, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hopsonn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hopsonn Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hopsonn has been recorded under many different variations, including Hobson, Hopson and others.
Early Notables of the Hopsonn family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Leuric Hobson of Suffolk; Captain Paul Hobson (died 1666) English antinomian Particular Baptist who served in the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War; Sir Thomas... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hopsonn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hopsonn family to Ireland
Some of the Hopsonn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hopsonn family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hopsonn or a variant listed above: Edward Hobson settled in Virginia in 1619 one year before the "Mayflower"; Elizabeth Hobson settled in Virginia in 1654; Henry Hobson settled in Barbados in 1654.
The Hopsonn 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 Translation: With fortitude.