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The Hosford name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a stable or horse pasture. The surname is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and falod, which means enclosure or field. Hosford may have also been given as an occupational surname to someone who worked at such a place.

Hosford Early Origins



The surname Hosford was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Hosford Spelling Variations


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Hosford Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hosford has undergone many spelling variations, including Horsfield, Horsefield, Horsford, Horseford and many more.

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Hosford Early History


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Hosford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hosford research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hosford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hosford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hosford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hosford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hosford In Ireland


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Hosford In Ireland



Some of the Hosford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hosford were among those contributors:

Hosford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hosford, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1633

Hosford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles L. Hosford, aged 22, who arrived in America from Skibbereen, Ireland, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Hosford, aged 11, who arrived in New York, in 1907
  • Hugh C. Hosford, aged 19, who arrived in America from Skibbereen, Ireland, in 1908
  • Jennie Hosford, aged 17, who arrived in America from Bantry, Ireland, in 1909
  • Rebecca Susan Hosford, aged 18, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hosford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hosford (post 1700)



  • Henry Hosford Gurley (1788-1833), American politician, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1823-1831)
  • Chauncey Osborne Hosford (1820-1911), American pioneer and Methodist missionary in Oregon Country
  • Edward Columbus Hosford (1883-1939), American architect from Eastman, Georgia, who designed many county courthouses
  • Robert Hosford (b. 1962), British professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Hosford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hosford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 October 2016 at 00:06.

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