Hoskins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hoskins is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes 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 Hoskins family

The surname Hoskins was first found in Lancashire at Heskin, a township, in the parish of Eccleston, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland. "Heskin being a joint manor with Eccleston, descended with it from the Gernets and Dacres to the family of Molyneux, of Sefton." [2]

Early London rolls included the two earliest records of the family. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1274 listed Osekin (without surname) and Robert Osekin. [3] [4]

Peter Osekyn was listed in the Feet of Fines of 1306 in Essex, and later Thomas Hoskyns was listed in Berkshire in 1463. [4]

Early History of the Hoskins family

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Hoskins 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 Hoskins has undergone many spelling variations, including Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoskins family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Serjeant John Hoskins (1566-1638), an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician. He was born at Monton or Monkton, now known as Monnington-upon-Wye, in the parish of Llanwarne, Herefordshire, an estate of which his family had long possessed the leasehold interest and was the son of John Hoskins. [5] Jane Fenn Hoskens (1694-1764), was an English author and early immigrant to America. The Hoskyns of Harewood in the County of Hereford, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 18 December 1676 for Bennet Hoskyns, Member of Parliament for Wendover, Hereford...
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United States Hoskins migration to the United States +

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 Hoskins were among those contributors:

Hoskins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Hoskins and his family settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Nicholas Hoskins, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [6]
  • Bartholomew Hoskins, who arrived in Virginia in 1624 [6]
  • Bartholomew Hoskins, who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • John Hoskins and his family settled in Nantasket in 1630
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Hoskins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ralph Hoskins, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [6]
  • Nicho Hoskins, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [6]
  • Sarah Hoskins, who arrived in Virginia in 1706 [6]
  • Edward Hoskins, who landed in Virginia in 1706 [6]
  • Ann Hoskins, who landed in Virginia in 1721 [6]

Canada Hoskins migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoskins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Timothy Hoskins U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 24 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [7]
  • Mrs. Hannah Hoskins U.E. (née Hayes) who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 75 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [7]

Australia Hoskins migration to Australia +

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

Hoskins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Maria Hoskins, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Mr. Joseph Hoskins, (b. 1812), aged 20 born in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK convicted in Middlesex on 18th October 1832, sentenced for 14 years for stealing shoes and a coat, transported aboard the ship "Jupiter" in 1833 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [9]
  • Mrs. Ann Hoskins (née Kinsmith), Cornish settler who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Royal" in 1829 convicted at Sydney Gaol on 5th December 1834 [10]
  • Andrew Hoskins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [11]
  • Elizabeth Hoskins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [11]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hoskins 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:

Hoskins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Hoskins, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Hoskins, aged 34, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • Lydia Hoskins, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • Edwin J. Hoskins, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • Lydia H. Hoskins, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoskins (post 1700) +

  • George Washington "Doc" Hoskins (1864-1958), American college football player and coach
  • George Gilbert Hoskins (1824-1893), American politician, Speaker of the New York State Assembly (1865) and Lieutenant Governor of New York (1880-1882)
  • Lt. Charles Hoskins, American soldier who had died in the Mexican–American War, eponym of Fort Hoskins, Oregon active in the mid 1800s
  • Theodore "Ted" Hoskins (b. 1938), American politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2002), Mayor of Berkeley, Missouri (1996-1999)
  • George Gordon Hoskins FRIBA (1837-1911), English architect
  • Tom James Hoskins (1864-1934), English-born Australian politician Member for Dulwich Hill (1913–1920) and Member for Western Suburbs (1920–1927)
  • Samuel Tobias Hoskins (b. 1993), English professional footballer
  • William George Hoskins CBE FSA (1908-1992), British local historian, founder of the first university department of English Local History
  • Albert Herbert Hoskins (1885-1968), English footballer and football manager
  • Robert William "Bob" Hoskins Jr. (1942-2014), English Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and BAFTA awarded actor
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RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Arthur Hoskins, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [12]


The Hoskins 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


  1. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  9. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  10. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  11. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  12. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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