Hoskison is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is derived from the name Os,
which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn,
is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin.
Early Origins of the Hoskison family
The surname Hoskison 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.
Early History of the Hoskison family
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Hoskison 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 Hoskison 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 Hoskison include: Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoskison 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
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Migration of the Hoskison family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hoskison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- T. Hoskison, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865
The Hoskison 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