A Possible Welsh/Norman/Invader DNA Signature - I1-AS2
- Legend indicates a connection between the Hoskins families of Dorset,
Herefordshire and Surrey.
The coat of arms are very similar between the three Hoskins/Hoskyns
The arms of the Hoskins family consist of a shield with three lions and
a chevron, with a crest of a cock's head.
The Hoskins of Dorset and Surrey were originally from
Herefordshire/South Eastern Wales
W.G. Hoskins' A History of the Hoskins Family of Devon and
"The name of Hoskins is also found in Glamorgan and Monmouth in the
fifteenth century, which lends colour to the theory of a Welsh origin
for the Western Branches of the family". (page 6.) (Note:
There are several individuals named Morgan that have similar DNA
results. See DNA Section.)
An inscription on the Hoskyns monument at Purse Caundle,Dorset states
that the family migrated from Herefordshire.
The arms are similar to Herberts and connects the family to
"Thus crown lands in Glamorgan were disposed of to the Herberts Earl
W.G. Hoskins' "A History of the Hoskins Family of Devon and
"Both the Dorset and the Herefordshire branches of our family have arms
similar to those of the Herberts, which suggest a common origin for
branches somewhere within the sway of the Herberts in Glamorgan". (page:
Norman / Welsh Connection
Normans settled the Welsh Marches along with Southeastern Wales both
immediately prior and after the Norman invasion/migration in 1066
"The first step in this process lay in the establishment of Norman
appendages or suburbs, to the English boroughs which the conquerors
found already established along the border. Thus small colonies of
French and Normans were located near the English communities of
Hereford, Bristol, Shrewsbury, and others." (From: The Normans in South
Wales, 1070-1171 Dr. Lynn H. Nelson)
Normans were north men of Viking heritage.
Many of the north men that settled in Normandy were from the Denmark
region. (Schleswig historically has been a part of Denmark.)
The name Hoskins has a Norman/Norse basis.
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