The name Hoseier is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who makes or sells stockings and socks. The surname Hoseier is derived from the Old English word hosa,
which means hose. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Hoseier family
The surname Hoseier was first found in Oxfordshire
, where William Husier was registered in Oseney in 1180.
Early History of the Hoseier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoseier research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1200, 1379, 1506, 1571, 1545, 1642, 1650, 1673 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Hoseier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoseier Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hoseier are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hoseier include Hosier, Hozier and others.
Early Notables of the Hoseier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoseier family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hoseier 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.