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The origins of the name Hosking are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the name Os, which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn, and Osmær.Os is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin.

Hosking Early Origins



The surname Hosking was first found in Herefordshire 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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Hosking Spelling Variations


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Hosking Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hosking has been spelled many different ways, including Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.

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Hosking Early History


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Hosking Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hosking research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1638, 1694, 1764, 1609, 1680, 1640, 1654, 1646, 1648, 1634, 1705, 1682, 1683, 1675, 1711, 1677, 1767, 1717, 1722 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Hosking History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hosking Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hosking Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Serjeant John Hoskins (1566-1638), who was an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician; Jane Fenn Hoskens (1694-1764), English author and early immigrant to America; Sir Bennet Hoskyns, 1st Baronet (1609 - 1680) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Wendover in...

Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hosking Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hoskings to arrive in North America:

Hosking Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hosking, who landed in Colorado in 1883
  • Robert Hosking, who arrived in Arkansas in 1886

Hosking Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Hosking, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Hosking Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Grace Hosking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • James Hosking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Josiah Hosking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • William Hosking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Thomas Hosking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hosking Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Hosking, aged 25, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • James Hosking, aged 48, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Mary A. Hosking, aged 48, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • James Hosking, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • William Hosking, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hosking (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hosking (post 1700)



  • Rita Hosking, American bluegrass composer
  • Henry Alfred Hosking (1908-1957), American-born, Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons (1949-1957)
  • Charles Ernest Hosking Jr. (1924-1967), American Master Sergeant, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
  • William Hosking FSA (1800-1861), English writer, lecturer, and architect
  • Geoffrey Hosking (b. 1942), English historian who specializes in Russia studies
  • Eric Hosking OBE (1909-1991), English photographer, President of the Nature Photographic Society and honorary vice president of the Royal Photographic Society
  • Brigadier Frank Hosking (b. 1904), Commanding Officer, 15th Australian Infantry Brigade from 1942 to 1943
  • Sampson "Shine" Hosking, Australian rules footballer, inductee into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Mike Hosking, New Zealand television and radio journalist and presenter

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Hosking Historic Events


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Hosking Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. George Fox Hosking (d. 1912), aged 36, English Senior Third Engineer from Southampton, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Finem respice
Motto Translation: Consider the end


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    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).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hosking Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hosking 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 28 April 2016 at 23:34.

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