The English surname Hobson, 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 Hobbessone, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Essex. Edward Hobson, who embarked from London in 1619 on the ship "Bona Nova", was one of the first settlers in the state of Virginia. Today there are approximately 17,000 bearers of the name Hobson living in the US.
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