Last name: HOSKIN

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HOSKIN : This last name is indexed 26,433 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HOSKIN : English: from the Middle English personal name Osekin with prosthetic H- a pet form of Anglo-Norman French names beginning with Os- (particularly Osbert as well as Osbern and Osmund) + the Flemish diminutive suffix -kin. All three personal names were current in medieval Cornwall or Devon; see Osborne Osmond and Opie (a pet form of Osbert). Old English Ōsbeorn Ōsbeohrt and Ōsmund may also have contributed in a minor way to Middle English usage; Middle English Oswald is another possible source but the name was very rare in the late 14th century. For the excrescent initial H- compare Herrick.

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