Hobbs Family History & Genealogy

Updated Apr 16, 2015

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Hobbs Surname History

There is a remarkable pairing of the name Hobbs and the occupation of horse collar making. the earliest reference I have is a william hobbs born 1630 in Buckinghamshire. the latest was a Hobbs making saddles in 1930 in Hampshire.

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Darla Hobbs-Delarosa Joe Lee Hobbs was born in Young Co., Texas in 1935 he was in an out of prison most of his short life. In the early to middle 1970's, Joe Lee's last time out of prison, Joe Lee went on a bank robbing spree and was dubbed the Silk Stocking Bandit, due to the fact that he always wore a silk stocking over his head during the robberies. Joe Lee's crime spree ended in a stand-off at his home. Joe Lee decided to take his own life rather than go back to prison and shot himself in the head.
Darla Hobbs DeLaRosa
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Darla Hobbs-Delarosa The story goes that when John H. Hobbs was approximately 15 years of age he stabbed his best friend in the back and killed him. John was sent to a juvenile correctional facitity until the age of 18. No one recalls exactly why John stabbed his best friend, but through the course of my genealogy work, I do have a clue. On April 4, 1929 a child was born to John H. Hobbs & a Gerdie Willingham. I am just guessing, but believe that Miss Willingham might have been a relative of John's best friend who's last name is reported to be Brightman or Brighten.
Darla Hobbs DeLaRosa
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Kevin Hobbs Any of you hobbs's out there relates to randolf Leon Hobbs died 1978 in nc
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Hobbs Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

English records go back at least to the 1200's

Hobbs Meaning & Etymology

Most commentators reckon it is derived from son of a saxon version of the name robert.

Hobbs Life Expectancy

According to our database of 19,371 people with the last name Hobbs that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

69.6
years

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Most Common Hobbs First Names

According to our database of 32,416 people with the last name Hobbs that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 3.3%
  • John 2.8%
  • James 2.5%
  • Mary 1.8%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • George 1.6%
  • Robert 1.4%
  • Thomas 1.3%
  • Joseph 0.8%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Richard 0.6%
  • Hobbs 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Edward 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • Elizabeth 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Willie 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Alfred 0.5%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Helen 0.4%
  • Roy 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Dorothy 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Frederick 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Earl 0.3%
  • Ruby 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Sarah 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Paul 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Herbert 0.3%
  • Billy 0.3%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Annie 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Jack 0.3%

Hobbs Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Hobs, Hobbes

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