Hobbs Family History & Genealogy

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Hobbs Last Name History & Origin

Updated Aug 30, 2022


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.

Name Origin

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

Spellings & Pronunciations

Hobs, Hobbes

Nationality & Ethnicity

English records go back at least to the 1200's

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Early Hobbses

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Hobbs Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Hobbs family member is 69.6 years old according to our database of 19,371 people with the last name Hobbs that have a birth and death date listed.


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Darla Hobbs-Delarosa commented on Dec 01, 2002
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
Nelta Hobbs Poole commented on Jan 11, 2021
Joe Lee Hobbs was born in 1930 in Newcastle Tx. He took his own life in June 1962 in Artesia NM. If you need the correct information on Joe Lee you can contact me, Nelta Hobbs Poole, I am his sister and I live in the Houston Tx area. I am the only living child of James R Hobbs JR and Callie M Hobbs from Newcastle. ou need to check with me for correct information before anything is added to this story.
Darla Hobbs-Delarosa commented on Dec 01, 2002
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
Kevin Hobbs commented on Jan 14, 2015
Any of you hobbs's out there relates to randolf Leon Hobbs died 1978 in nc
Sal Six commented on Jan 12, 2021
Hello, Hobbs distant cousins. Thank you for the information on that part of the family. How sad for the families. But we know how life can go.
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