Hoseman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hoseman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Hoseman is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and mann, which means man or servant. [1]

Early Origins of the Hoseman family

The surname Hoseman was first found in Warwickshire where Hugh le Horsman was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1226-1227. The Subsidy Rolls for Worcester included John le Horsman there in 1327 and later in Yorkshire, William Horsman was listed there in 1415. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had three listings for the family: Agnes le Horseman, Buckinghamshire; Robert le Horsman, Oxfordshire; and Walter Horsman, Huntingdonshire. [3]

Early History of the Hoseman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoseman research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1593, 1536, 1610, 1593, 1597, 1601, 1604 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Hoseman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoseman 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 Hoseman 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 Hoseman include Horsman, Horseman and others.

Early Notables of the Hoseman family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Horsman (c.1536-1610), an English politician, Member of the Parliament of England for Grantham in 1593, 1597, 1601...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoseman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Hoseman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hoseman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Hoseman, aged 20, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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