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Hosking family page


Emma Elizabeth Hosking, daughter of John and Sarah, was baptised in St Helier in 1836

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Origins of surname

This name, which is common in Cornwall, means 'son of Os', which is a short form of the old personal names Osgod, Osbearn and Osmaer. The ultimate derivation is from heschen, meaning sedge, or boggy ground.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey records in 1823, but it was not until the 1830s and '40s that families became established. Archimedes John Hosking was baptised in 1847, and his first child was baptised in 1883.


  • Hosking
  • Hoskings
  • Hoskins

Family records


Church records


Family trees


Great War service

  • Frederick James Hosking (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private RAMC

Sons of Emmanuel Cambridge and Julia Mary Everdale Andow

  • Arthur Ernest Hosking (1896- ) (St H) Private, Labour Corps
  • Sydney Wilfred Hosking (1899- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private RASC, Served 6 months from July 1915 when discharged under age
  • Oscar Emmanuel Hosking (1893- )(St H) ex-RMIJ, Private, Labour Corps


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Hosking family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

Family businesses

Family gravestones

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