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The name Osskant 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.

Early Origins of the Osskant family


The surname Osskant 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.

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Early History of the Osskant family

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Early History of the Osskant family


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Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1638, 1694, 1764, 1609, 1680, 1640, 1654, 1646, 1648, 1634, 1705, 1682, 1683, 1675, 1711, 1677, 1767, 1717, 1722 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Osskant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osskant Spelling Variations

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

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Early Notables of the Osskant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Osskant 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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Migration of the Osskant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Osskant family to the New World and Oceana


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 Osskant were among those contributors: Bartholomew Hoskins settled in Virginia in 1626; John Hoskins and his family settled in Nantasket in 1630; Nicholas Hoskins and his family settled in Virginia in 1623.

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The Osskant Motto

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The Osskant 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


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