Horgier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Horgier finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who makes or sells stockings and socks. The surname Horgier is derived from the Old English word hosa, which means hose. [1] This passage may be interesting to the reader: "The hosier of modern times sells stockings and other soft 'under clothing.' Two hundred years ago, [1600's] the hosiers of London were those tailors who sold ready-made clothes; but the original hosier was he who encased the 'nether man' in leather, covered both the foot and leg, and was called a hose. " [2]

Early Origins of the Horgier family

The surname Horgier was first found in Oxfordshire, where William Husier was registered in Oseney in 1180. Years later, Clerkenwell records in London revealed John le Husier living there 1182-1187 and later, Nicholas, You le hosier was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Yorkshire in 1197. The Curia Regis in Sussex show Alexander le Hoser there in 1200. [3]

The Writs of Parliament mention Philip le Hosier, c. 1300 and later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls include Thomas Hosyer as holding land there at that time. [1]

Early History of the Horgier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horgier research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1579, 1506, 1571, 1545, 1642, 1650, 1673, 1727, 1673, 1642, 1650, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1725, 1727 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Horgier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horgier 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. Horgier has been recorded under many different variations, including Hosier, Hozier and others.

Early Notables of the Horgier family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Edward Hosier (c.1506-1571), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Shrewsbury in 1545; John Hosier, commander of the Magdalen a merchant ship in the service of the parliament in 1642-1650; and Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier (1673-1727) of Deptford. He was born at Deptford, and baptised at St. Nicholas Church there 15 April 1673, was son of Francis Hosier, clerk of the cheque at Gravesend and agent victualler at Dover. He was possibly related to John Hosier, who commanded the Magdalen merchant ship in the parliament's service 1642-1650 . " In 1720 and again in 1721...
Another 246 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horgier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Horgier family

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 Horgier or a variant listed above: ??? Hosier who sailed to Virginia in 1623; Samuel Hosier to Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hosier to Maryland in 1718; Ann Hosier to Virginia in 1732.



  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. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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