Hosmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hosmer name appears to have been derived from the occupation of someone who made pants or hose.

Early Origins of the Hosmer family

The surname Hosmer was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. One early record is of a Dietrich in der Hosen in Baden in 1284.

Early History of the Hosmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hosmer research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1608 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Hosmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hosmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoser, Hosers, Hosman, Hosmen, Hosser, Hossie, Hossmann, Hosman, Hosmans, Hosmer and many more.

Early Notables of the Hosmer family (pre 1700)

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

Hosmer Ranking

In the United States, the name Hosmer is the 9,441st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Hosmer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hosmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Hosmer, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632 [2]
  • James Hosmer, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635 [2]
Hosmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hosmer, who landed in New York, NY in 1827 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hosmer (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Sheldon Hosmer (1874-1963), American forester, Hawaii's first territorial forester
  • Stephen Titus Hosmer (1763-1834), American lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1815 to 1833
  • Titus Hosmer (1736-1780), American lawyer and delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1778, where he signed the Articles of Confederation
  • Hezekiah Lord Hosmer (1814-1893), American lawyer, judge, journalist, and author, grandson of Titus Hosmer
  • Hezekiah Lord Hosmer (1765-1814), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1797-1799)
  • Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908), American sculptor
  • Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840-1929), American Unitarian minister
  • Eric John Hosmer (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball first baseman with the Kansas City Royals
  • Chester Craig Hosmer (1915-1982), American politician, United States Representative from California (1953-1963)
  • Lieutenant General Bradley Clark Hosmer (b. 1937), American Air Force officer, 12th Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1991 to 1994


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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