Hoseier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [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 Hoseier family

The surname Hoseier 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 Hoseier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoseier 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 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)

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 Hoseier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hoseier family

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.



  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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