The English surname Hobbs, mainly mainly found in Yorkshire, is of patronymic origin, deriving from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a shortened form of Robert. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of John Hobbes, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Essex. Thomas Hobbs, who embarked from London in 1635 and settled in the state of Virginia. Today there are approximately 47,000 bearers of the name Hobbs living in the US.
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