Hosking History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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. While early records almost all include the "O" prefix, over the years this was dropped and now we typically find the name with an "H" prefix. One source notes that the name could have been derived from the Dutch personal name Huskens. [1]

Early Origins of the Hosking family

The surname Hosking was first found in London where researchers found the two earliest records of the family. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Osekin (without surname) and Robert Osekin. [2]

Important Dates for the Hosking family

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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.

Early Notables of the Hosking family (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...
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Hosking migration to the United States

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 [3]
  • Robert Hosking, who arrived in Arkansas in 1886 [3]

Hosking migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hosking Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Hosking, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Hosking migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hosking Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hosking, (b. 1810), aged 29, Cornish blacksmith travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [4]
  • Mrs. Jane Hosking, (b. 1812), aged 27, Cornish cook travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [4]
  • Miss Mary Jane Hosking, (b. 1834), aged 5, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [4]
  • Miss Emma Hosking, (b. 1836), aged 3, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Hosking, (b. 1838), aged 1, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [4]
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Hosking 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:

Hosking Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Caleb Hosking, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rock City" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 4th June 1855 [5]
  • Mr. Richard Hosking, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1858 [6]
  • Mr. William Hosking, (b. 1840), aged 22, British farm labourer from Cornwall, travelling from London aboard the ship"Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [6]
  • Mr. William Hosking, (b. 1840), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 29th May 1862 aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [7]
  • Mr. Peter Hosking, (b. 1838), aged 25, Cornish miner departing on 18th June 1863 aboard the ship "Accrington" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 5th September 1863 [7]
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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 [8]
  • 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

Historic Events for the Hosking family

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 [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Frank Hosking. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hosking/Frank/Australia.html
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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