Hozier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hozier is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who makes or sells stockings and socks. The surname Hozier is derived from the Old English word hosa, which means hose. [1] This passage may be interesting to the reader: "The hosier of modern times sells stockings and other soft 'under clothing.' Two hundred years ago, [1600's] the hosiers of London were those tailors who sold ready-made clothes; but the original hosier was he who encased the 'nether man' in leather, covered both the foot and leg, and was called a hose. " [2]

Early Origins of the Hozier family

The surname Hozier was first found in Oxfordshire, where William Husier was registered in Oseney in 1180. Years later, Clerkenwell records in London revealed John le Husier living there 1182-1187 and later, Nicholas, You le hosier was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Yorkshire in 1197. The Curia Regis in Sussex show Alexander le Hoser there in 1200. [3]

The Writs of Parliament mention Philip le Hosier, c. 1300 and later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls include Thomas Hosyer as holding land there at that time. [1]

Early History of the Hozier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hozier research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1579, 1506, 1571, 1545, 1642, 1650, 1673, 1727, 1673, 1642, 1650, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1725, 1727 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Hozier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hozier Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hozier has appeared include Hosier, Hozier and others.

Early Notables of the Hozier family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Edward Hosier (c.1506-1571), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Shrewsbury in 1545; John Hosier, commander of the Magdalen a merchant ship in the service of the parliament in 1642-1650; and Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier (1673-1727) of Deptford. He was born at Deptford, and baptised at St. Nicholas Church there 15 April 1673, was son of Francis Hosier, clerk of the cheque at Gravesend and agent victualler at Dover. He was possibly related to John Hosier, who commanded the Magdalen merchant ship in the parliament's service 1642-1650 . " In 1720 and again in 1721...
Another 246 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hozier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hozier family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hozier arrived in North America very early: ??? Hosier who sailed to Virginia in 1623; Samuel Hosier to Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hosier to Maryland in 1718; Ann Hosier to Virginia in 1732.


Contemporary Notables of the name Hozier (post 1700) +

  • William Wallace Hozier DL, JP, (1825-1906), 1st Baron Newlands, a Scottish soldier and businessman, Deputy Lieutenant of Glasgow and Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
  • James Henry Cecil Hozier (1851-1929), 2nd Baron Newlands, a Scottish diplomat and politician, Member of Parliament for South Lanarkshire (1886-1906), Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire (1915-1921)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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