Hosie

To have dibs on: "I hosie this seat.''
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Having been from Lynn, MA all my life, and now relocating to WA State, you take for granted that folks out this way know the slang in Boston. I recently used the term "I High Hosey that donut" and I got my coworkers looking at me like I was from another planet..Hmmm...maybe I am. Had to explain it meant..."its mine, hands off"..or the common term out in WA is "dibs"..which I know can be deemed that as well for Hosey-ing back in MA. Yes, I'm afflicted the rest of my life with the "Boston Accent", but I wouldn't trade my "affliction" for any other way to pronounce words...its unique and people out west just love to hear it. 8-)

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This is very funny to me. I call it shotgun. The funny part is I even seen this on the History channel about kids picking Baseball players for there team in Boston area. The other part is that since I am a Hosey and some research points to Hosey's in Maryland. Unknown If this my line or not. I come from a line out of Virginia and WestVirginia. I also have seen this from a harvard site. In wich States in wich Hosey's originated use the term hosey or high hosey.You can look at the dialect at http://hcs.harvard.edu/~golder/dialect/staticmaps/states.html

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I am from Long Island and I share your lovely name. I never heard of the term High Hosey but it sounds interesting. There's alot in life I want to "High Hosey" I safeguard alot of ideas and items that I want nobodyelse to touch. I am also familiar with the Boston accent as I love to visit that charming city. I first heard of the Boston accent from my 9th grade science teacher from Mahblehead. He taught us about cahbon dioxide and the periadic chat. Of course nobody in our class on long island had any idea what he was saying. We were all scratching our heads. A famous quote he made that I will never forget is "The human being is nothing but a pile of dirt. It is worth about a dallah farty toe" That made me feel important. Well, it is a unique accent and I appreciate the fierce territorial significance of it that symbolizes what New England is all about. New Englanders are fiercely loyal to their territory no matter where they live. They must have unique characteristics that will forever enshrine them to this fascinating geographical area. I can understand and relate to this territorialism. It's what rooting for the Red Sox (no matter how much they lose) is all about.BTW, I am a Red Sox fan.Regahds, Tim

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"hosie"..any ideas where it came from ?? nothing in the slang dicts I looked at..thanks

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I have never heard the term hosey before. If we wanted to claim something we called dibs. Shotgun is for claiming the front passenger seat of the car, and "fives" is for when you're getting up out of your chair and don't want someone to steal it.

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I am a hosie and I am proud of it! here in virginia a hosie id a term for a wonderful generous person who always cares for other Hosie's!

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As for me, my friends call me Hosie. But I just thought it was because my real name is Jose. Also from Boston.

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You will find that there are quite a few Hosies in Scotland, for which the name can be traced back to the 11th century. There are 2 lines of thinking: 1. that it?s a Scots misspelling of the Spanish Jose, decedents of Spanish sailors. 2. That the name is a Scots misspelling of Huzzey, a family which came to fight with William the Conqueror in 1066 (Norman invasion of England) some of the family settled Leicestershire and migrated North to Scotland over years.Here is a specific historical example, such a place exists and I live less than 20 miles from it. In 1411 the lands on the north side of the River Urie and between Bennachie and Inverurie were the setting for the Battle of Harlaw - a bloody conflict between Donald, Lord of the Isles, and Alexander, Earl of Mar (who was supported by the Provost and Baillies of Aberdeen). The battle coincided with the marriage of a young man called Hosie and his betrothed. As news arrived that a band of Highlanders were approaching Harlaw, Hosie left the side of his bride and joined in the fight. Although Hosie was on the victorious side he made the mistake of pursuing the defeated Highlanders too ardently and was captured and was imprisoned in a dungeon in the Hebrides. Some years later he managed to escape and returned home, intending to take the hand of his waiting bride to be - unfortunately it had been assumed that Hosie had died and she married another. The forlorn Hosie died of a broken heart and his kinsmen buried him next to the Rushmill Burn on the northern slope of Bennachie close to a well. From that time on it was known as Hosie?s Well and the waters that rise in it are said to be tears of the broken hearted HosieI have travelled about a bit (Americas, Europe, Asia) and have never really came across many Hosies, but I am aware that there are some in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, all countries founded on migration. There are a few in other regions of the UK but for density per head of population you will find most in Scotland.

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Of course it's a Scottish name, from somewhere in Perthshire where there's a Hosie Bridge, etc, etc.If anybody asks me what it means, I tell them that it's Gaelic for 'assassin'. Which of course it is not, but they tend to nod sagely (and nervously) in response.

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i am a hosie, my dad was one too, as was his dad. i think i will always be a hosie and i am from scotland as was my dad and his dad. i think the name comes from "hosiery" which is to do with underware like tights, i dont ware tights and neither did my dad or his dad. my mum and sisters ware tights tho and they are hosie's!

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our branch of the Hosie family migratedfrom Alyth(near Perth, Scotland)to Spennymoor in the county of Durham.Family members are now living in Stockton on Tees, Darlington, London and Truro.At Alyth there is a Hosie Bridge and a Hosie cottage. Lady Hosie wrote a number of books about China having lived and travelled extensivly in that country in the latter part of the 19th century

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I am a Hosie. I am from the Great land of North Dakota. I am Native American Indain and what I learned from my grandmother, is that our ancestors are from Scotland. Some of our relatives have blue eyes and red hair. Kind of out of the norm for an Indian. As of today, I live in California and I am married to a Irish-Scot. I will always be proud to be a Hosie.

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Hosie: It's for real... i use it still today, my mom used to use it. when i was growing up i heard it all the time amongst people down in Fall River and Somerset, where my grandparents lived, but I live now in southern NH and I still hear it sometimes. In my family it's usually used as "to get yourself something", like when you sit down with the family for a meal and someone says "hosie yourself a chair".. it also can be used to call dibs on something, like the 'shotgun' thing you hear more frequently now.

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I once had a band called HOSEY'S MEAL. It was named after our friend, TIM whose nickname was HOSEY. Is that YOU, Tim Hosey?

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Hoss: Up on the North Shore that is what we called those big animals you put saddles on to ride. Two is hosses.

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I'm a Hosie too.. as is, of course, my dad, and his father..We live in Perth, AUSTRALIA, and my grandfather was originally of scottish/malaysian descent. So there's that Scots reference again..

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I'm a Hosie as well. From Ayrshire on the West Coast of Scotland. Its great to know that there are more of us out there. Its very hard to get background on the name although I have seen several references to it being Irish origin.

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my friends call me hosie cus my name is joseph. we had spanish one and they started to call me jose. from that came the great name hosie. i am now known as hosie(just like joe goes to joey). long live the hosies! lolol

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Hello. All I just stumbled onto this site. Yes, this is my real name. I was bullied for it in school. I was told though, that my first name had been Hosea from the bible generations ago. Then it was adapted to Hosie for some reason. I am the fourth in my part of the family tree. I live in a small town and of all the odd things there is another family of Hosie's here! They are crawfords and they have a son my age who is a JR. My family is from Detroit, Michigan and we have lived in Jackson, Michigan since I was two. To have such a odd name usually makes you stick out. However, with another family in this town with the same name, we find ourselves getting stories tied to each other that belong to the other person. Credit reports are fun too!!

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i am a hosie as was my dad and his dad before him. his name was Anthony, they came from arbroath in Scotland, I live in Ireland. My dad recently passed away, and he has no relatives left, would love to know if any one out there, knew or is related to Andrew Hosie which was his dad, they were mechanics. thanks keeping up the good name.

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My last name is Hosie. The name is old, and from Scotland. My great-great grandfather came from Scotland. Settled in Pennsylvania around the Carbondale area.

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Hello,My name is Ron Hosey. I am living in Bradenton, Florida. My family is originally from Sylacauga, Alabama. Our name originated in Scotland and Ireland with the spelling "Hosie". I have served in ministry for 25 years and I also work for Manatee County Area Transit as a Supervisor.

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Wow, this page is still going even from my original post in 2004. I see a lot of Hosey's out there. One of my favorites is from W hosie from Scotland. But there is a miss representation there. The story of a spainish sailor is false. The line of Hosey from Scotland and Ulster or the Irish are decendant of the Normans.First found in Kent where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.Search the Internet and you will find refrence to Hosey Hill in Kent.The line went north and was also granted tracks in Irealand.Durning the 1600's there was a rebelion with James II and we immigrated to a few diffrent contries. Now this line went to the hills of West Virginia because it looked much like the native lands of Scotland. There were a few other families that went with and today the high school is named the Highlanders in the central hills of West Virginia.While there are no paper trails and just the coats of Hearaldry and legend to point in the correct direction.Now with DNA we can trace the roots back further and my brother has started a Hosey DNA project. We have learned that my families origins are of what was said above. And that the Alabama family is the same with a diffrent root father 900 years ago (about). The Hosey's in the States from Tenn are traced to Pakistan. Search the internet and you will find pages from Pakistan that has Hosey on it. I truly forget what it was and don't read aribic but there is a connection. For other parts like Australia and New Zealand and I would bet South Africa you will probably find parts of our very distant clan that can be traced back to the Vikings and Normandy. Wich in a sense came from Germany and Netherlands.Also look I was told by my brother that National Geographic has published papers on the Hosey family and has used DNA to trace this family from the States to the UK to Normandy to Germany to Turkey and the middle east to Afrika. Should be an interesting paper.Although I would have to disagree with the most populous being in Scottland. At last check there were just under 5000 in the States. But like above there are three family clans if you will that use this name. Two of wich are probably one but the DNA is not refined to go back this far but says that we are from the same area.On a second part I am married to a gal that her maiden name is McCourt and here Mom was a Gregory. My mother a Gilles. Well you can't get much more Scotch Irish than that now can you. Also blended in were some German for good measure. LOLToday I am sitting in North Walsham, England trying to listen to a Scotsman and asking him to repeat. I suppose the language has turned and we have had to change to a slower pace for speaking beacause of letting all the other nationalities hear us clearly and slowly that we now just speak slowly. A by product really.Have a good day to all.

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We call it "Fives" as in you have five minutes to get your ass back in the seat or someone else gets a chair to watch the Sox or the Pats from.

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I am a Hosie. Born and Bred in the West Coast of Scotland, I now live in Canada. The name Hosie is of Scottish beginnings and there are several trains of thought however, Hosie's come from the Clan Douglas to the west and norht east of Scotland. I have also heard that Hosie is Scots spelling of a Nordic name who were settlers that fought the English.

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I'm a HosieBorn in New York City,My Dad was James Hosie from Glasgow, Scotland. My grandfather was John Hill Hosie; soldier most of his life; His wife my grandmother was Mary. I have a few cousins I know of in Glasgow area, but none in the U.S. (that I know of)...I have two brothers; John and Gilbert;and three nieces with the name Hosie who are in Maryland.Hosie has always been an unusual name.Growing up with it was difficult, someof my freinds called me Hosea...My best freinds call me by my maiden name "Hosie" and I love it when they do. I'm now very proud of the nameand hope to find more Hosies' out there..

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I am looking for Tim Hosey, a great friend from Prince George Junior High School in VA, circa 1967-70....anyone out there?

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When I recently visited New Hamsha not too long ago, I heard the word "Hosie" and asked about it... Turns out it means the same as "razoo" in Naw'lins whichiz wheah I live neahby... If there's only one donut left'inna box, someone cries out "Razoo!" and grabs it, meaning "I claim dibs on this donut!"

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I am a Hosie. I have three sons and a daughter...and, of course, a wife. (Couldn't manage the kids without the wife.) My oldest is John William Hosie IV. My daughter is Katherine. Next is Josiah Bernhard Hosie. (His first name is from our ancestor, Josiah Bartlett, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his middle name from Bernard Nilssen, my wife's grandfather.)The youngest is Jeremiah Daniel Hosie. He was named from the Bible, (Jeremiah) and my brother, Daniel. And he claims that some day he will change his last name to Hosea so he can be named entirely for biblical prophets.My boys are in the process of putting together a Hosies web page. It will eventually be displayed on our web site at http://www.todaysgnus.com. But the site is up and down, so don't expect anything soon.I'm looking for a Hosie Coat of Arms and a Hosie plaid for the background on the web site. (See below for anecdote about the coat of arms.) Any help in finding them would be appreciated.I was born and raised in Huntington township on Long Island in New York. Most of my youth was spent living on Eaton's Neck. My father, John William Hosie, was born and raised in the state of Wisconson and East Aurora, New York.My father's father, John William Hosie, was raised near Buffalo, NY. His father, John William Hosie, was born in Canada. And his father, Andrew Hosie, came to Canada from Scotland.Now, those of you who can count may have noticed that I am John William Hosie III, and that there are at least 3 other John William Hosie's who were my ancestors. One might think it unusual that I am known as III. But the truth is that family tradition had it that the eldest Hosie of a given name was Senior, next in line was Junior, and so on. When Senior passed away, Junior was promoted, etc.I broke that tradtion. (Sacre Bleu)I'm in the hunt for the Hosie Coat of Arms. About 10 years ago I found (and later lost) a coat of arms on the internet. It was on the web page of a Robin Hosie, who was at a university in Australia. I have the impression that she played saxaphone, and may have studied marine biology. She also may have been originally from New Zealand. In any case, she had it on her web page.It was a photo of a carved and painted coat of arms that was on the web page of a James Hosie, who was a councilman somewhere in or around Orange County, New York. It was made from a photo taken by his father (I believe) who had found a sign post at a crossroads with the Hosie Coat of Arms on it when he was in Scotland during WWII. There was a cross in the upper left, and alternating red and white stripes on the remainder, with fleur de lis here and there on the white stripes. I'd know it if I saw it again. And I did see it again a couple of years ago on another web page from upstate New York, in the arms of a young bride, who was given it by an uncle or inlaw. It was the same design. But she had her arm across part of it, so it wasn't the type of thing I could put on a web page.But I have been asking for a while and the most I have come up with is someone telling me of a green and yellow one, and someone else sending me a blue and white one. Neither is close to the one I remember. So I am still looking.As for the rest of my family, I have 3 sisters and a brother. My brother passed away several years ago.My father has two brothers and a sister. The brothers are twins. One of them had 5 boys and a girl. The other had two girls and a boy. And my father's sister had two sons and a daughter. I will leave it to all of them to post their own details if they like. It is a matter of privacy.One other item to note is a piece of family legend. My grandfater was raised by his mother alone. His own father went off to the state of Maine to find work, and died there after eating bad shellfish, I am told. So my grandfather was raised from the age of 4 by his mother. To survive, she worked as a cook at a farm in upstate New York. My grandfather had the job of collecting eggs from the chicken house. He had a problem with a particularly nasty chicken. It kept pecking at his hand every time he tried to get an egg from the nest. And as any inventive 4 year old might, he decided to get even with the chicken. So the next time it happened, he pulled out his matches and lit the chicken's nest on fire with the chicken still in it. As you might imagine, this was not the brightest thing a young man might do. And after the chicken coop had burned down, he was never in the good graces of the farmer again.

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Hi to all you Hosie's out there, didn't know you existed until stumbling across this website! Been a Huzzey by marriage for 11yrs now and proud of it 'though you can imagine the variations we get!! Not a lot of us Huzzeys about.

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Yet another exiled Scot, originally from Paisley, now living in Kettering, Northants, England, my Uncle William moved to Adelaide early 1950`s, and still has family there as far as I know

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I always get it wrong. I say to my husband "I honzey that donut." And he yells "HOSEY HONEY, HOSEY!!!" Does anyone else say "honzey"?

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How do you pronounce it? Ho-see? Hu-see? I've never heard this one.

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The name Hosie is old Scotish for House or dweller in the big house.I grew up with everyone thinking it was Spanish.I have also heard the theory about it being Norman & from Kent, but find this very doubtful.My father was from Glasgow as were all the other Hosies i knew.There are Hosies in Australia & New Zealand. Melbourn has a Hosie bar & hotel.The former head of the New Zealand air force was a Hosie.Anywhere the Scots went you'll find Hosies.There are also some in Co. Meath, Ireland & a Hosie Cup i belive for Gaelic football.There is also the theory it is a version of the Irish name Hussey.Not many of us here in England.

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Hosie is a Scotish name, from the old Scotish word for house - literal translation is dweller in the big house.I have heard other theories on the origin of the name including the Norman/Kent conection, which i find hard to believe.My father was from Clydebank, Glasgow & his fathers & Uncles all worked at John Browns shipyard, where the Queen Mary was built.I have also heard the theory of Hosie being a version of the Irish name Hussey. There are Hosies in Co Meath, Eire & even a Hosie Cup competition i believe for Gaelic football.There is a Hosie bar & Hotel in Melbourne, Australia & the former head of the New Zealand air force was a Hosie.Anywhere the Scots went there are Hosies.Not many of us in England though!!

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In the northeast USA Hosie is a verb meaning to make known or state clearly in explicit or formal terms, ie, "I hosie I'm first," or "I declare that I'm first."All you Hosies (nouns) are on the wrong page.

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I am one of those Hosie's from Melbourne, Australia. Have been trying to locate the origins of the name for ages now. Have decided on going for DNA testing as I cannot get past 1750's in Renfrewshire, Scotland without jumping on a plane and going there.As for hosie being used as a slang term, only in America?

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Any known connection between Hosie-Hosey-and Hosea. Hosea's seem to be common to eastern Scotland around 1750.

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hi john from melb.,(PROBABLY MY UNCLE)have you come across a hosie coat fo arms in your travels - i saw the one from the girl in western australia a few years ago , it had the words "cor immobile" on it translated "heart immoveable" because my brother bill died of a heart problem i sort of didn't look into it any more.as for color - just did a search and it comes up as coat of arms for hussey also meaning "A steadfast heart" john, in your journey toi treace back the hosie name did our heritage come from the hussey line mispelled?

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I am a Hosie now living in Northern Territory Australia. I have 2 different coats of arms of Hosie. If you need to contact me just look in www.nomadcharters.com.au

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My name is Hosie Williams.I am 89.As you may know, I have been on this pitiful excuse for a planet for a very long time.I have seen many great things in my day and heard of many names, but I have never heard of a name more beautiful than Hosie.I had a brother named Owzie and a cousin named Ottis...but mother always said that my name was special.Back in the war, I had my two feet removed and replaced with pegs.I also have to walk with two canes to balance myself.My great-nephew Alexander makes fun of me because he is very jealous of me and my beautiful name.He also hates me because I am as handsome as the elephant man and he is stuck with the tall, skiny body and face of Guy Pearce {you know, the australain actor} and that's the truth.I know this may sound strange to some of you, but as a Hosie I felt it was my place to post this little story about myself and who I am! I was born and raised in Boston and later moved to New York City with my brother who married and had a lovely daughter named Anne.When Anne grew up, she married a man named Alexander Edward Hartdegen and had a daughter named Susan and then that little brat Alex came along.I can't stand him.I never married because I felt it was a waste of my time.I did not want the burdon of a wife and children after seeing how miserable my brother was.I decided to take my sneaky cousin's advice and live the life of freedom.But ever since my nephew, Alex brought home that gorgeous 20 year old foxy lady, Jane I've been having second thoughts about that.I know she wishes she was my girlfriend.But who can blame the poor girl?Especially when your boyfriend looks like Guy Pearce...that little worm!I also know a young man named Hector.He's 35 a little older than Alex.I hate him.He's not like us Hosies.We're very social and fun creatures.We are loving, tempting and extrordinary.A Hosie is not just someone with a beautiful name, there is just something about us that's special.Well, I hope you all enjoyed my little post.Yes, it's all true!I have to go...I think I wet my diaper again.Wish me luck with getting Alex to help me clean myself up.That's the way it is when you're an old man.You have to go all the time and you have no control at all!Remimber...If you're a Hosie, BE PROUD!

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Hi,I am proud to be a Hosie too.Born in Glasgow, Scotland 1964, to a long line of Hosie's, first son normally always named John - now living in Bondi, Sydney Australia - having moved here in 1987 when my wife Shona and I completed University back home.I heard from Norwegian friends that there are many Hosie's in Norway, they thought it was a Norwegian surname and very old.My line of family is generally quite tall. I have only ever met two other Hosies my whole 42 years, one fromthe Shetland Islands - and he physically looked very like myself and the line of males from my family ! Very interesting.The other was when I swapped business cards with someone here in Sydney - we both looked stunned and then for thehidden candid camera when we both had the same unusual name !!The name is so unusual, it does seem likely that we could trace it back to a single little family / clan or whatever - and I wonder if there would be strains of similarities in features.

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looked up my name and found all of you.a brief history --im john hosie , son of donald john hosie and grandson of john george gibb hosie. he came to toronto from scotland , after playing pro football with his brother. he never talked about what team or were he was from, but if anyone has any info please conntact me.....a proud canadian and proud to be a HOSIE

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I don't know all about the Norman/Kent thing either but after having my DNA ran it came back as I1a (my grandfather always said we were Irish/Dutch). This is commonly found in Northern France most likely Scandinavian/Viking. We have had a few Hosey's in the United States get tested and working on having more take the test. Also a Hosie from Australia took the test. Seen he posted a message above.If anyone would consider taking the test feel free to purchase the kit at www.familytreedna.com search for Hosey surname project and order it there. You will get a slight discount.As for how you pronounce the name.I say Hose e.Ho see could be right also.As for a family crest, There are a few countries left that still do this practice. Scotland, Ireland, England, and South Africa. Look up there sights and read about it. A shield or crest only belongs to the person it was issued.

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I am from Alabama and my Hosey family came from North Carolina to Alabama. My DNA results match very closely with John Hosie who has posted on this site. It is believed that our common ancestor is back in 1200 AD. I hope that more of you will get the DNA test done so that we can find other matches. Please go to Familytreedna.com and get a test kit sent to you.

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Found site very interesting. I have traced my husbands family tree to a John Hosea died in Sussex Delaware in 1796. Records show a son Arthur was born prior to arriving in the US. (Ireland or England) Any info on this family appreciated.Thanks,Karen

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Karen Hosea,There is a Will for Arthur in Delaware archives. I have a copy around hear somewhere. It is very interesting as in the document they bounce back and forth with the spelling. Hosey sometimes and Hosea others. Thought a little strange on the same paper. My ancestors now and again were spelled Hosea or Hossea even Hozea. Most often Hosey though.Your husband might want to consider having the DNA test done. Need to do at least the 25 marker Y-DNA. It is a very easy test you just swab your cheek. Cost is about 148.00 if ordered at Hosey surname project. Takes about 12 weeks for results.I am the administrator of the project. Have found some interesting things out and have talked to people around the world that closely match myself.feel free to contact me with any questions at [email protected] Hosey

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HiJust stumbled across this website. I am a hosie from Hamilton in Scotland. I am also a journalist and during my travels I have met hundreds of us. In Scotland they include a famous rugby referee, a top photographer and my father John, who was a a prominent trade unionist in the steel industry. Many of his cousins and more distant relatives moved to the US, mainly Bangor, Boston and New England in general. I also believe there is a connection to the Hosies in Melbourne, Australia and I am visiting there next year so I would love to hear from some of you. The name does mean dweller in the big house, by the way. I also love the idea of a coat of arms and maybe a plaid. Apply to make us a new clan? Go for it, someone!

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My ancistors came from Ireland during the great starvation. We have no relationship to Scotland. My father always said that the original spelling was hosey but the name was changed to Hosie because he said he was told it sounded protestant-back then it was the time of no Irish need apply.

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My ancistors came from Ireland during the great starvation. We have no relationship to Scotland. My father always said that the original spelling was hosey but the name was changed to Hosie because he said he was told it sounded protestant-back then it was the time of no Irish need apply.

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I'd like this forwarded to Dan Hosea, who posted the following comment:"Posted by Dan HoseaFebruary 27, 2007 04:50 PM:Any known connection between Hosie-Hosey-and Hosea. Hosea's seem to be common to eastern Scotland around 1750."According to "North Carolina: Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth," Volume IV, by the American Historical Society, Inc. 1928 (page 147): Daniel Hosea was born in eastern North Carolina and died in Wayne County, where his entire life was spent after he had reached young manhood, and where he was long engagedin farming. He married Harriet Bell, who was born in the rural regions of Wayne County, and dide near Pikeville (NC).It continues: The Hosea family was founded in North Carolina by Robert Hosea, who came here from England, having been granted 600 acres of land by the Crown that was located in Perquimans County (also in NC), and on it he located permanently. Two of his sons served in the American Revolution.My father was the Rt. Reverend Addison Hosea, the 4th Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, born 1914, deceased 1985. My brother is Addison Hosea III. My dad's father was Addison (1882-1929), the son of William H. Hosea, and grandson of Daniel Hosea. William H. (for Herbert) Hosea lived from 1831 to 1892.I have a letter dated 1939 to my father indicating "Daniel Hosea, of unknown connection, made a deed (signed) in Pasquitanck County on September 13, 1777: for 370 pounds proclamation money, to Joseph Davis certain land S.W. of the Pasquotank River, part of a plantation on which Abraham Davis lived and died (Deed Book K, p. 180)."The earliest mention of the Hosea family I've found (via the 1939 letter to my father) is a mention of Robert Hosea who made his will in Perquimans County on December 17, 1742, probated in January Court, 1743; the source cited was Grimes, ABSTRACT OF NORTH CAROLINA WILLS, p. 172.I have a memory that the Hosea's came through Boston in the early 1700's; I recalling hering of two Hosea's: one was a doctor and one was illiterate. I'll continue to review papers and see if I find any more specific information.My family understood the name "Hosea" was Welsh, because the people of Wales took their last names from the Bible during the "Great Survey" of 1086 (i.e., the Domesday Book).Thanks.

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Anne Hosea,Interesting facts on NC family. Welsh is also interesting as my closest DNA match is from Wales. I would tell you to get the test but you have to be male. Maybe a brother, cousin, father, or uncle would donate a sample to you.Alex and Tom, might be something you should consider. The test that is. Its not to expensive and sometimes you get a chance to chat with some interesting people. Alex about the tartan. One is made and registered. It is a personal tartan as are name has no chief, but made sure it was registered as "all of the name and variants of name have the right to wear". WWW.tartanauthority.com search tartan name Hosey.The clan is still in planning stage.Rob Hosey

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It has been very interesting to read everyone's post. I have been searching for the origin of what is now .. my maiden name.My grandfather spelled it Hosea and was from Tennesse. He died at 29, so my father nor I didnt get to ask all of those important questions.I just remember some relative telling me it was a Spanish name. Guess they were wrong, huh?I hope to learn more.

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Hi. I came upon this website looking for proof that "hosieing" something was valid.I'm from suburban Boston originally and grew up with the term, but just learned my wife from NH never heard of it.Now I can tell her "nahnie nahnie boo boo" (sp?);-)Thanks for all the info. Very interesting thread!Blessings!

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To: Ann Cameron HoseaThanks so much for your response. It pretty much follows the LDS info I have. With the help of a cousin, Bobby Hosea, I've traced back to a Drucilla Hosea through my great grandad, Robert Isaac H. (m. Mary Elizabeth Sayre)Franklin County, Georgia and Oconee County, South Carolina. Durn near 'mpossible though, to go much further and made more difficult by the interchangability of spellings within the same family. I guess the origin will remain obscured by the mists of Scottish-English-Irish-Welsh-Norman time. Thanks for your help!

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Very interesting thread,Here's some Hosie Stuff for all ya fabulous Hosies. I have the original Hosie coat-of-arms document from Burkes General Armoury! email me at [email protected] and I'll send or post a picture of it. I also found a color coat-of-arms that is similiar somewhere on the web.Hosie History (from Burkes Armoury)This is exactly what it says.....Documentation for the Hosie Coat of Arms design can be found in Burke's General Armory. Heraldic artists describe it in a unique language:"Barry of six erm, and gu. on a canton of the last a cross or."Translated :"Divided into six equal parts horizontally, ermine and red; on a red upper left corner a gold cross."Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as:"A hind pass. ar. on a mount vert and under a tree ppr."Translated: "A silver doe walking on a green mount and under a natural colored tree."The surname Hosie appears to be patronymical in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Irish, meaning, "descendant of Eodar." The most prominent variations of Hosie are Hosey, Hussey and O'Hoasy.In 1971 here were approximately 150 heads of households in the USA with the surname of Hosie. Approx. 3.1 people a house, that makes 465 Hosies.I have added....Betcha there are a lot more now! The 1971 figure is relatively low. Google yields..31,400 Hosie hits today. Very busy Hosies.Update: May 2007That was 2004. There's over 336,000 hosie hits now. Keep it up Hosies!Here's another tid-bit from Burkes General Armoury...The distinguished Hosie Family Motto originating from medieval battle cries:"Cor Immobile""A Heart Immovable"Take care all you Hosers!

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I am a former Hosie, my grandfather came down to Dorset from Scotland. Alexander he was in the Met during the 2nd world war. He married in Dorset, but lived mainly in London I think. There are a number of us in Dorset, but my Uncle emigrated to New Zealand and my aunt lived in London. I would love to hear from anyone related to this line of Hosie's.

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WOW,,I was born in dumbarton scotland,father jack hosie, son of jock hosie...My grandfather was a performer in dumbarton with his wife for many years..I came to australia with my mum and dad when i was only two to live in melbourne, and one of the first places dad saw was HOSIES hotel in melbourne in which he could not beleive it...I never thought there would be so many people in this world with the name hosie...This is great and now at the tender age of 41 i dont feel like i have a differant name as i am proud of my heritage but never really looked into my name before so thank you for all this great information i have read

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Heya, I'm a Hosie and my mother is too. She was born in Dundee and so was most of our family on her side.this is for those who wondered if there were any similiarities in the way that people with the surname Hosie looked. Me and my mum often get told we look Spanish so I always assumed that the name was from when the Spanish Armada came over, all of the woman in our family have heart shaped faces (another feature which is apparantly very spannish.I'm very proud of my name and although I'm only 15 I don't think I'd ever want to take another persons =]

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Hi all you Hosie's out there, well i come from Glasgow in Scotland and my father was George Hosie who sadly passed away 18 years ago now. His brothers were William , John, Peter. i Dont know anything about my dad's family apart from his dad was also William and his mum was Emily i think. If anyone knows anything about our family i would love to hear from you.LONG LIVE THE HOSIE'S

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I am searching for DOUGLAS HOSIE, born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1922. He had a sister, Agnes (Nan). I am Nan's daughter adn would love to hear from him. It would explain the blonde hair connection!Alison

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There is a competition in Ireland called the Hosie Cup but it is for rugby not gaelic football. It is competed for by clubs in the North Midlands region at 1st team adult level. Named afetr Bill Hosie

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Hi,I have been searching for my ancesters and i found this site. I was wondering if anyone knew how to pronounce the name "Hosea" some of the people in my family say it, like the spanish name "Jose"/"Hose-a", ohter say it like "h?-?z?-?, -?z?" the bible guy, they pronounce the a twice. if anyone can help that would be great.Thanks for the help.

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Strange but true but fell in love with a scottish Hosie and Nadia Hosie is still the love of my life.We have lost contact but would be good to try again...... if you dont disply may be pass it on to Nadia with my E mail.My daughter by the way.Kendra Hosie is her mother and a Hosie all the way!!

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Man, this is the highjacked-est thread I've evah seen! I seem to be having deja-vu heah, I think I already commented on this word in the dim past. For the person asking about pronunciation of the verb, it's hoe-zee. Applies to donuts and other baked goods, seats, especially in the cah, and the most desirable monopoly pieces "I hosie the dog!"

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We always used this word as kids in New England. I'm sure they still do. I wonder if my Alaskan children heard it when they went to camps back there. It doesn't exist in Alaska.

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I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. My mum was Irene Hosie and her dad was Robert Alexander Hosie. I would like to find out more about his family. My 'pop' died in 1957 and was born in about 1882. He was an architectural sculptor and spent some years in Dunedin, New Zealand. I know he had links to Scotland as he was often pictured wearing his kilt. I don't even know if he had any siblings as I was very young when he died. I would be very grateful if there was someone who thinks they may be related.

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FAO Judith Paterson.Hi Judith, if you email me some background on your pop I may be able to help. If you can tell me where he was born and his parents it would be even better.Thanks Bill

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Hi Judith,If you want to email me some details about your pop, I may be able to help. His parents and where he was born would be useful and any brothers and sisters.CheersBill

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Hi I'm Kayla Hosie , Jock Hosie's Great Grand Daughter, My dads Name is Robert Hosie son of James Hosie and Kathleen Brown.. I have never met another hosie where I live and it is cool to see a whole web page of them I never really new my family history and it was cool reading everyone else's all I knew was my grandfather was Scottish and my Grandmother was Irish. I have lived in Montreal,Canada my whole life I am now 18 :)

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Hi everybodyWell, I'm technically a Hosie...at least my great-grandfather was! One of the Melbourne-based Hosies, but originally from Aberdeenshire. I have become absolutely obsessed with finding more information about this family, particularly my grandfather's mother, Annie Hosie. Her father was Henry Hosie. I would be thrilled if anyone thinks they might be able to help!

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Hi - My name is Patsy Hosey Edgeworth.I'm am looking for any info about my Father, John Henry Hosey, who was born around the turn of the 1900's and diedFeb. 1961. His Mother was Eliza Pack Hosey, he had a baby brother who died as an infant, and two younger sisters, who were put in an orphan home in Cedar Town, GA. I was told that his Mother was an Indian raised by a white family,and I know Daddy and the other three children were of her second marriage, but don't know the men's, even his own, Daddy's names. I believe my Dad's daddy was killed working for the railroad in either NC or Virginia, but I am his only child, who is now age 73, and everytime I have tried to find out info, it just seems to hit a brick wall.I also know he had a step-sister, named Bertha, from his Mom's first marriage, but she and her husband died in a fire in either the 1940's or early 50's. My Father, his Mother, and Bertha and her husband are all buried here, in Greenville, S.C. Daddy was in the Navy, toward the end of WW1, worked for the telephone company both in NC and the longest, here in Greenville, SC. His wife, my Mother, was named Thelma Cochran Hosey, her people were all from GA. They tell me, I'm the last of his generation, might be!!, but would like to find out.Patsy Hosey EdgeworthApril 20, 2008

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We recently applied for clan status through "The Clans of Ireland". We are still waiting on approval which we should have shortly. To join go to www.hosey-husseyclan.org and send message to the administrator to receive a username and password. You either must bear the surname or variant of surname. You also can join if you have any ancestor with the surname or variant of surname. You can also read about "The clans of Ireland" at www.theclansofireland.ieBelow is the message we received from the clans of Ireland.Dear Mr. HoseyApologies for the long delay in responding to your query.Both Hosey and Hussy surnames have been present in Ireland for many years.Below please find an explanation from MacLysaght, The Surnames of Ireland seventh edition 1997COPYRIGHT MacLysaght"HOSEY: This name is of dual origin: either O'Hosey, a variant of O'Hussey, or de Hosey, a Norman family settled in Meath [Ireland]O'HUSSEY: O hEodhusa. A bardic family attached to the Maguires. Fermanagh-Tyrone [Northern Ireland]In Kerry and Meath Hussey is a variant of de Hosey."On checking the Irish telephone book we find that there are many people listed who use the surnames i.e. Hosey and Hussey.It would be best to form one clan which would enroll people bearing both surname.As both surnames are found throughout Ireland today it would be difficult to state the origin of the name unless one wished to quote MacLysaght.Eligibility has to do with the surname having had a presence in Ireland from about 1850 which both versions have according to MacLysaght and other records.Trust that this information is of some help.Nuala Cassidy WhiteRegistrarClans of Ireland Ltd.

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Another Hosie here. Is there no end to them!My ancestors came from Airdrie Scotland to Canada around 1832 and settled in Lanark county in Ontario. The name is spelt Hosie or Hossie depending upon the document seen.The legend is that 3 families of Hosies (Hossies) came at the same time in the 1830's. Ours settled in Lanark county. Another settled in the Toronto area and the third in the Sarnia Ontario area. It is not known if they were related.Up the Hosies!

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My name is Elizabeth Hosey Strawcutter. My father changed our name from Hosie to Hosey for employment when I was 3. His name was Floyd William Hosie and his dad was Archiebald Hosie. Grandfather was born in Bethany, West Virgina then worked his way down to Toyah, Texas where my father was born. I do not no if there was other children other than my father.My understanding is that my ancestors are from Scottland. I was born in Albion, Pa. I have seen the name Hosey but this is the first I have seen Hosie. Glad to see this sight. If any of you Hosies know of Hosies around Bethany, West Virgina please email me.Elizabeth Hosey (Hosie) Strawcutter

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For all those searching for ancestors in Scotland you should try.w w w. scotlandspeople . gov . ukYou will be suprised by what you find. For example Megan Cole should find Henry there. Key to searching is knowing the parish areas.

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My maiden name is Hosie I was born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland. I never knew there were this many of us.My father was David his father Andrew both were born in Glasgow. The only Hosie's I new were my immediate familywhat a shock when I found this web site.We live in California and I wonder how many us are here.

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About the Bostonism term: When I was a kid, it was definitely High Hosie. "I high hosie the last slice!" or just "High Hosie!!" as you grabbed something..Pronouced 'Hi-Ho-Zee'.... Shotgun, Got Dibs and (little later) Fives all seemed to replace High Hosie..

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Hello,My mother's maiden name is Hosie (born 1928). She lived on Carman View in Bellsmyre Scotland along with her mother, Lizzie Hosie, father, Arthur Hosie, sisters Rena and Maggie and younger brother Arthur. Liz

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Hi all,I've been working tracing my Hosea/Hosey ancestry for the last few months. My line settled in North Georgia near Toccoa, from the Carolinas, as far as I can tell. My great-grandmother was Mamie Saphronie Hosea (b. 1884) < George Nelson Hosea (b. 1864) < Isaac Hosea (b.1835) < Levi Hosea (b. 1808). I'm stuck at Levi. I've seen some sites that have his mother as Drucilla and possibly Daniel or John Henry as his father but nothing really firm. If anyone has any info I would be very grateful![email protected]

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Hello Hoseys! I am from the Hosey's of Alabama. I found out a few years ago that William Darrell Hosey and I are distant cousins - "Howdy Cuz!" I was thinking of ordering the DNA test, but I read somewhere that only males should take it? I do have a brother that I could probably talk into it if so. I am mostly interested in knowing whether the Alabama Hosey's I belong to were from Scotland, Normandy, Scandinavia, Germany etc so I can know which ancestors to research. Thanks for any help anyone can offer and to the person(s) that started this website!Peace and Love,---Sky

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In response to the message posted by Barbara Hosie in New York City:My dad Andrew Hosie believes he may be your cousin. We live in Glasgow, Scotland. His dad (Andrew also) was married to May Hosie (Mary) and he had a brother James, who moved to America. My dad was told he has cousins called Barbara Anne? And also Gilbert & John. My fathers grandfather was also called John Hosie, who fought in the Boer War and First World War, and he died in Erskine Hospital for war veterans just outside Glasgow.If anyone else can relate to this information please leave a message on this.Thanks!

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this is a message for barbera hosie in new york looking for other hosies.i have cousins in new york with the name hosie,their father was thomas hosie originaly from glasgow,scotland.there are lots of us here,are there any of our family out there?

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There is some feeling that the name originates from the 'hosiery' trade. Certainly in Aberdeen and Glasgow the 2 principal area for Hosie's/Hosey's in Scotland there is a strong association with the weaving industry.

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I stick by my comments of 2007. Hosie is old Scotish for dweller in the house and has nothing to do with the hosiery trade (as i too use to think)

On another matter can anyone shed any light on why there is a Rugby Union competition in Co Meath, Ireland called the Hosie Cup named after a Bill Hosie?

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Hi there
I am related to the Hosie`s from Arbroath... my dad Kenneth Hosie`s brothers all lived there and his great, great grandfather who was a fisherman, Get in touch if you like.
Kendra
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My family is from Glasgow, Scotland. Grandad Alexander Hosie (Alex) married Elizabeth Aitken (Betty)and had 3 children 2 boys David Hosie (Davy) and Alexander Hosie (Alex) 1 girl Mary Hosie (May)
I remember as a small child my grandad's sister (May) coming to visit from America, i think her married name became Bannatine or Ballatine.
Granda and Granny are now deceased but their three children are all alive today and in their 60's. If i can help anyone please feel free to email.

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In reply to may hosie 10/4/2008
My granda's brother was Thomas Hosie who emigrated to America from Glasgow so might be the same one. My e-mail is on file here if you'd like to get in touch.

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Hi liz thomas hosie was by dad, we came to america, I know alex, jessie, may, david,my dad, izza(Think thats how u spell it) were all brothers n sisters, all have pass on. Your mum is may hosie alex's daughter . I aslo think u have talked to shannon, she is our
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And here I was thinking that I was the only Janice Hosie in the world!

I live in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. My father was William Hosie (Billy) and he had several siblings - George (who was named after their father. George moved to London, married and had two children, George and Margaret); David (Davy), Matty, Margaret, Rachael and Elizabeth (Betty). All except Betty are deceased.

Hosie is my maiden name and I love it....it always seemed so unusual and was an excellent topic of conversation, particularly when people asked me where it orginated from. Of course, I couldn't exactly tell for sure, but I did take great pleasure in repeating the stories I'd been told as a child, of how it was a good old Scottish name that orginated from Spain! Spain? Mmmm, not sure about that although, like some one else mentioned in these threads, my family also have very dark features!

I've never ever traced any other Hosies, nor have I thought about trying to trace the family tree. I did, however, work at with a lovely woman, Molly, who was originally from Scotland and came to live in Newcastle. When Molly discovered what my maiden name was, she excitingly produced a photo of her family friend....George Hosie who also lived in Scotland! I can't remember from which part of Scotland he was from (near Glasgow I think) however, he resembled some of my uncles! Its not quite tracing the family roots but I was content knowing there were other 'clans' around!

Something that I have noticed whilst reading every one's comments...the names William, George, John all seem to be common names within the Hosie circles. Surely there must be a link here some where?

Anyway, I'm so pleased to have discovered this site. So much information here and now I 'feel a part of something' special.

Cheers every one!

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My mother is another Janice and her maiden name was Hosie. We are the Hosie from the Dakota's. We pronounce our last name HOOO ZEEEE, not HOOOO SAYYYYY!.... we are not Spanish or Mexican. Our heritage is American Indian from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and from what I had learned from my Grandma, she mentioned that we have some scottish blood in us.

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you have a mom named janice ? i have a aunty named janice hosie weird and shes from ndak wow your audrey young? or hosie

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My father was William Robertson Hosie was born in Clatt, Scotland, May 24, 1900. His mother and father was a John and Mary Ann Hosie ....sounds similar to what you have in your response to this old posting. My daughter and I are planning a trip to Scotland and hope to visit the sites of my father's youth. He came to the US in 1920 and lived in Greensburg, Pennsylvania until his death in 1978. I was wondering if you were possibly a relative.

Bill Hosie

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I am the great grand-daughter of a Hosie on my mother's side. I believe we may have some relation. I would like to look through historical documants to compare names and locations but would love to share what I find. It's been thrilling to read all of this. ~D

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Just wondering if you grew up in Parkchester....If so I would like to get in touch with your brother Gil
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If your grandfather died at the hands of the Japanese in Changi WW 2 (as mine did of the same description), we are related as cousins :)

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I have lived 50 years with the story that my grandfather Lancelot Langan? Hosie died in Changi at the hand of the Japs.
I wonder what proof we can find of this.

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I am the same as are my sisters and father. I was always told it was to do with the Spanish Armada getting thumped by the English and the survivors fleeing to Scotland, hence the black Scots of the Highlands...Don't know how true any of that is but it's the story I've grown up with...

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Hello - I am a Hosie from Adelaide, Australia. There are not many around and I have visited the Hosie's Bar in Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. Always interested if there are any more around Australia or the World

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My late father, Gilbert Snr had a brother William who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1950s, his son William was as far as I know Australia's first FIFA referree, on retiring, my uncle Willaim returned to his native Paisley, where he passed away in his ninties. I had some coverstion with my uncle, when he would mention his large extended family in South Australia and Ailce Springs and in the north, my cousin Sadie, who now lives in South Shields, near Newcastle, England, has spoken to William on the phone over the years, as they are about the same age I assume the had known each other before my uncle William, aunt Cathy moved to OZ. I would love to hear from any direct family members.

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Hello Gilbert, I'm William's grandson and indeed his son (my father) was Australia's first FIFA referee. It's been a while since he's blown a whistle but in his day he was South Australia's top referee, then referee coach, and the name Hosie was well known amongst Adelaide football clubs. He's still going strong. I occasionally get back to Paisley to visit May, Glibert's and Williams' younger sister.

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Hello Graham, glad to that I do have family over there, I tried to find out some info on your father's career as a referee, all I came up with was a game Australia V Scotland "B", in which Sir Alex Ferguson scored the only goal of the game. Your Grandfather told me that your Father had a bit of a rough time in his first cup final, maybe he has told you about it? My uncle Willie would tell me on hospital visits before he passed away, that his family had spread to various parts of Australia, on one occasion, he called me Gordon, once he realised it was me, not Gordon, who was a firefighter, uncle Willie said that I looked very like him. I don't know how many of you descendants and extended family there are. From my father's gang, there are my older brother, William,65, older sister Evelyn,64 then me,59, younger sister Linda,57 and June,50, the youngest. There are various cousins, and ofcourse Aunt May, who I sometimes see in town, the last time I saw her was to give her a nice rainbow trout after one of my fishing trips. Hope to hear from you again.
Best Regards
Glbert

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Hello Gilbert,
Sorry for the delay in replying. My work keeps me busy with little spare time. The joy of trout fishing runs in the family I see. I enjoy flyfishing myself when I get a chance. I've created a temporary email account at [email protected]. Send me a message there with your email and I'll reply with my proper email and we can continue our conversation.
Best wishes
Gra

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04-29-2010 3:00 AM
Ms. Edgeworth:
If you're who I recall, I knew you between 55 and 60 years ago. More amazing, another neighbor (a lady from the same neighborhood), and I spoke of you only a few hours ago via telephone, as we reviewed some neighborhood memories for the first time since approximately the last time we saw each other, in that same location and time-frame!

As I left the area in approx. 1950, you may not recall me, but I'm near certain you would recall the lady.

I would be pleased to exchange email with you, and am certain she would also, as the two of you were acquainted with each other for longer than I was with either of you.

"Warmth",
jw ( nc_guy_iATyahoo.com )
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Laurine -

are you the lovely Irish lass that I met in Mannheim, Germany back in the 80s? You lived in Viernheim. You had a son Noel, and then you married an Army Captain -- moved to America -- had another baby, then your husband died of a brain tumor ...

Please feel free to e-mail me if this is you.

Cheers,

Lynne

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Hey there Lynn Dolan, cant believe it, i have tried to find you often but never knew where you ended up... my cousin rang me the other day to say she found this, i forgot all about this site. yea anyway it's me, am back in sunny old ireland Michael (the baby was 21 yesterday) and we partied into the wee hours. i'll tell you no on was getting rigormortise!!! or however u spell it. let me hear from you, where are you are you still with Rick and how 's Lauren. Noel lives quite near me in Ireland also. am still working away and partying when i can, never changed!! i just saw this msg is 2 yrs old so hopefully you haven't changed your email address.. cheers - i am so excited to hear from you hopefully will get a reply.

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Hello to all you hosies, from what my da d has told me, all Hosie's that are spelt this way are related and we originate from scotland, that bout all i have hehe live long and true

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We used this word growing up, meaning dibs.
I am in my fifties.
My children don't use it and never have. I think it is going out of the lexicon, which is too bad, because it was a good one.

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My husband's Grandfather Peter Hosie from Clydebank, Glasgow had four brothers, William, James, Andrew and Robert. The latter three brothers emigrated to USA. Robert was married to a Barbara Hosie - I wonder if we are related? Would love to hear from a Hosie who thinks they are!

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My great-great-great grand fathers name was James Hosie. He came to the US around 1869 after a divorce. He brought his son Thomas(5) and left his daughter Margaret in St Andrews with her maternal grandparents.James was an expert Scotish woolgrader and got a job immediately after coming to San Francisco, having traveled "around the horn" to get there. He opend his own butcher shop which he left to his son Tom after his death in 1903. Is this too far back to be kin?

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We were in Miss Wilson's kindegarden together. I hope you can still connect here as I want to hear from you.
I do remember your Father and Grandmother and vaguely your Mother.....Mrs. Riley was our piano teacher and you did quite well with your piano....I never got beyond the John Thompson's first grade book.....the Poinsett pharmacy soda fountain and Chocolate sundae's was my downfall....I spent my piano lesson money there and rarely got to Mrs Riley's house.....You however were into the fifth grade book and played Polinase. I know I have not spelled it correctly but you really played well......I remember the recital....I HAD to go....but could only play "Indian Wigwam" in my pink dress.....My Mama was happy that I played in the recital. I was embarrased. Please answer this if you can....

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relations

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Hi my name is Grant Hosie, my family is also from Arbroath, Scotland, my dad is called Grant, and his dad was Ian Hosie, Ian was tragically injured then later died at a football match between Arbroath and Rangers. My dad then moved to Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.

Hosie (the name)

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Thank you for that historical information. My cousin who is a Hosie by her mother - married a Bailee -- interesting. They live near Troon.

James Hosie

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My great-great-great grand fathers name was James Hosie. He came to the US around 1869 after a divorce. He brought his son Thomas(5) and left his daughter Margaret in St Andrews with her maternal grandparents.James was an expert Scotish woolgrader and got a job immediately after coming to San Francisco, having traveled "around the horn" to get there. He opend his own butcher shop which he fell to his son Tom after his death in 1903. Is this too far back to be kin?

hosie

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hi just saw ur post, maybe we are related, i am a hosie, my dad was Anthony, his dad was Andrew from Arbroath Scotland, who came to work in ireland as a chaffeur to my knowledge, ring any bells????

The name of "Hosie"

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I too am a proud Hosie. My parents both came from the midlands of Scotland in the late 1920's and A few years back my wife and I visited the area where they were from (Unfortunatly they had both passed at the time). My father was born and grew up in Dumbarton and my mother was from Renton.
Like most Americans who are unused to the name I happened to look in the phone book when we were visiting the midlands and was surprised to find several pages of Hosie's listed.

Hosie Relations in Scotland & U.S.

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Just decided to go through the "Hosie" website mail...We must be related; My Grandfather was John - in the Military most of his life. He died in Erskine Hospital near Glasgow. My brother Gilbert got to meet him around 1964 (I think) when he died several days later. Gil was taken there by our Aunt May (Now deceased) and her hsband David Burgess (also deceased). I got to know them very well from my trip later on to Glasgow (few times) - and then they "came-out" to visit us in Hampton Bays, L. I. and NYC...they were wonderful people. I met my Uncle Andrew on my very first trip to Glasgow in 'Oct-67'....He was very quiet, but looked like my father (his brother) James...Let's be in touch. You can find me on Facebook. My cousins Eleanor and Margaret are still in Glasgow area - outskirts...They have children & many grandchildren. Unfortunately, our particular family line will not go on here from the death of my only Nephew Daniel Hosie. Just recently, my Niece Valerie Hosie died (age 40). Her twin survives (Andrea) along with an older sister Regina.

Hosie name

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Hello,

I am a Hosie that married an O'Daly (I have step-chidren that grew up on Lloyd's Neck) Cold Spring Harbor H. S.
Just to find out more about your background. My grandfather was John Hose, b. glasgow - Married Mary Hill...He died early 1960s ('64)...I have a few cousins I know in Glasgow; they have children and grandchildren. My brother's family (named John) had twin girls of which only one survives. She has an older sister. Their brother died at age 17 in a car accident in Md. (On Dublin road)...very sad...
Contact me if you wish. The coat of arms is easy to find on-line now. Just type Hosie Coat of Arms. Mostly a green cross with yellow ... I have one I had made in England which has a knight and blue with fleur-dy-lis background on a Lion motif.. We had to "chase him down" to get the thing done and save our prepaid bucks .... I had the London Police on the case (through a pal...)
So, I'm not sure of authenticity -- The O'Daly crest is accurate (which we also ordered-up from the same co.) ..... Get in touch if you wish. I am on FaceBook under my full (maiden name Hosie) included.

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"Uncle Andrew"

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I am Barbara Hosie and my uncle Andrew lived in Glasgow; He had brothers and sisters (John and Gilbert died early in life)...My brothers carry their names. My father was James. He married Catherine (Irish). My Grandparents were John and Mary (Hill) from Glasgow. I have cousins from my Aunt May (married a Burgess) - I have two cousins in Canada...from my Aunts Jenny and Margaret. They do not carry the "Hosie" name..
I don't know if this helps you....but good luck anyway. I visit Ireland from time to time....Love it! I did 8 weeks at Trintiy in Dublin during a semester at NYU...I was already in my 50s.

US history research project

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Do you Know a William Hodley Hosea? He served in the vietnam war. He was born on August 18, 1936, and died in the war on March 29, 1967.

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Hosie

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Was your great or greatgrandfather from around the Scranton Pa area? I am related to a John Hosie that is burried in Dunmore Cemetery at Dunmore in Pennsylvania. John Hosie was in a coal mine accident and managed to get out alive. Would like to hear from you.

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My great great grandfather

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My great great grandfather was Phillip Hosie. I'm told he worked on the Delaware & Hudson canal that linked Honesdale PA. and Kingston NY. He came to the US from Kilkenny Ireland in 1836

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Hosie Connection

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Hello Grant,
My father was from Maryhill. He talked about working in a Machine Shop there, behind St. Matthew's church (not sure it is still there) Also, he claimed to have a cousin that designed furnishings on the Queen Mary. My Dad immigrated in the 1930s and married my mother in 1938. My brothers and I were born in N.Y.C. - I wonder if we are cousins? I have lots of first cousins just outside of Glasgow. I've been over to see them and enjoy some weddings! Let me know if you can put anything together on this. My Dad's family as I know it: Margaret, May, Jenny, Gilbert, John, Andrew...(Gilbert & John died as youngters; my brothers were named for them) My Grandparents were Mary Hill Hosie and John Hosie --- I never met them. However, my brother managed to meet our Grandfather in a Vet Hospital (he served in the Boar War!) just before he died a few days later....Erskine was what I remember of the address for the Hospital on letters that came for my Dad.

Hi Barbara Ann: I'm your

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Hi Barbara Ann: I'm your cousin, Margaret Hill Watson Davidson. Having some time, after a day of golf, I decided to search out the Hosies and never realized there were so many. You stayed at my house while attending the first marriage of our cousin James McKellar back in the 1960s, but I've never heard from any relatives on either side of my family since I divorced the rat I was married to, with the exception of Eleanor and Margaret. I e-mail Eleanor a few times a year and she keeps me informed. I met up with Margaret Burgess Baillie and husband Bob, his brother and another couple at James McKellar's home (third wife) a few years ago and have never heard from anyone since that time. Nice to see I've still got some relatives that are alive. Hope all is well with you in Florida - I believe. - Margaret Davidson (now 77).

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re: Hosie

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I'm a hosie, originally from Long Island, NY. My father came from Buffalo, NY. His father came from Canada. His father came from Scotland.

From what I know of the family name, there are at least three different places it might come from. The Scotish line came to Scotland in support of an English king after being pushed out of Britany by the French. It was said to be of French origin, and was something like Halsey, originally. From what I read, they were considered by the English to be "the commonest of the common". The family was given a land grant in Scotland by the English king, and as I understand it.

The second line I've heard of is from Britain, but was based on the profession of the person - being a Hosier - or maker of socks. The Hosier name was shortened to Hosie. These people are not necessarily related to eachother.

There is also the Irish Hosie. This name was derived from Hussey.

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Robin Hosie with the

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Robin Hosie with the saxophone from Australia is my sister....

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hosie

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i am a hosie from scotland
i had an uncle who emigrated to usa in early 1900s
the name hosie is from viking origin and different spellings ie hose,hosey ect came from viking moving from village to to avoid dept so changed the spelling of their surname

origin of Hosey

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According to an old Globe article - it comes from the French, "Choisir," to choose. SHWAH-zy to chosey to hosey. Makes sense to me. Lots of French Canadians moved to or vacationed in Mass. over the years.

Hosie

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I am looking for a James Hosie at the minute who was a soldier in the first world war, settle I think in Forth North Texas

I am also a Hosie as is my father and my grandfather, grandfather's father came from Scotland and his name was David. Would like to know where you come from in Ireland as I am in Belfast - laurine? my aunt told me that it is possible that David Hosie came from Arbroath in Scotland. Would we be related?

PS My brother and my father and my two nephews are called Hosie

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Hosie family name

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While having spare time I decided to delve into my past (relatives) that is. My mother was born Janet Hill Baird Hosie around 1913 or so in Glasgow. My grandfather on my mother's side was John (Jock) Hosie, who served under Churchill in the Boer War and again in WWI. He died sometime in the 1960s after being on a TV show re the survivors at that time from the Boer war. My mother (Jenny) married my father (David Smith Watson) circa 1934 and I was born 1936 - Margaret Hill Watson. I'm now going on 77 and have lived in Canada since 1957, married to James Davidson for 20 years, divorced him in 1977 and have two daughters - one 55 years and one 50 years, three granddaughters, 26, 21 and 16 years of age. Just wondered if there was a connection here. My mother (Janet Hosie) had five siblings, John (died as a result of a football accident in his teens), James, emigrated to New York (now deceased),Peggy (Margaret) married James McKellar and lived in India and Canada, Janet (my mother) lived and died in Glasgow in 1967, Mary (May), married David Burgess, lived in Glasgow and now deceased, Andrew (lived and died in Glasgow), his widow (May Fleming) just recently died this year at the age of 86 or so. Hosie is an unusual name and I've never come upon one spelled this way, but did know someone called Hossie. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hosie

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Was the Hosie Family that was in North Dakota from around Scranton Pa? A few years back I talked to a man named Ed Price who is related to the Hosie family that was in the coal mines. He was related to a Julia Hosie who married Sam Price. Julia Hosie was my great grandmothers sister. Their father was John Hosie .

Hosie

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Hi the surname Hosie originated from the Norman Invasion of England... They mainly lived in Kent, but then most migrated to Iresland and many to Svotland, Australia and the Americas

Hi I am very interested in

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Hi I am very interested in your brothers DNA research. I was born a Hosie, but unfortunately my father died when I was 7 years old and my mother remarried, and I lost contact with my Hosie family. I would love to find my family tree but do not know where to start. Regards

Karin & Alison ???Hosies???

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I believe you to be related to me through the Hosie name. John (Jock) Hosie was my grandfather and I was named after my grandmother Maggie. Your Dad Andrew Hosie was my cousin, his father, also Andrew, was my uncle, brother to my mother Janet Hill Baird Hosie (married name Watson), her sisters Margaret (Peggy) Hosie (married name McKellar) and Mary (May) Hosie (married name Burgess). Barbara is my first cousin as are her brothers John and Gilbert Hosie and then there's Eleanor and Margaret (Burgess), and Linda and Graham Hosie and James (McKellar). I also have a brother David Watson. Strange though, my younger daughter's name is Alison, spelled the same way. I was Margaret Hill Watson (married name Davidson) and emigrated to Canada in 1957 and have lived here ever since. I know that May Fleming Hosie (married to Andrew) must have been your grandma and she died just as recently as last year. Came upon this site quite by accident and it certainly has been interesting and entertaining. But I still don't know the derivation of the Hosie name. We seem to be from everywhere. - Margaret Davidson

Hello Sonia,

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Hello Sonia,
have just come across your entry on Universal Hub dated 9-8-2007.
We are related and in fact I corresponded with your Uncle Peter in New Zealand s few years ago. I can give you the family tree if you wish.

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Hey there all you Hosie people in cyberspace! Wicked to see so many of us! WOW!! I'm in Tasmania Australia eh and have struggled to find much information til now - wow!! All I know is my great great grandpappy came from Abroath and lost alot of his children before his son came to Australia. So its not much and I don't have the info with me to write in his name eh. I'd never come across the meaning of Hosie as such only the variation of hussey and its definition of a woman of great respect in the domestic sphere - funny how its changed over the centuries lol!??! Now it means slut!!! Funny funny eh??? Mmmm well there are a few of us here but I don't have anything to do with them cause they bred with the Crichtons and have a crazy side to them lol yes I'm the sane 1!!! Anyhow its great to see that
i'm not alone eh so g'day 2 ya and oh you gotta meet my 2nd head...

Hey I just woke up n caught her chattin without me! the cheek of 'er rite??? well b good n if u cant - b good at it! o n here we say MINE not dibs lol!!!! gues we here in Tas r a blunt lot - no 2nd guessin who's it is cause they dont share rite...savages! well goodbye from both of us MWA

My great-great-great

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My great-great-great grandmother was Christina Reid Hosie, born in Falkirk, Sterling, Scotland, married to George Elder. I would love to talk to anyone related to her.

Christina Reid HOSIE

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Hello

My 3 x great grandparents, Robert Hosie and Agnes Gilmour had about 13 children and it is from their line that a Christina Reid Hosie figures in my family tree. Unfortunately, an error occurred in my family tree on my computer, but I think Robert and Agnes are either the grandparents or great grandparents of Christina. I'll have to sort my tree out when I get a bit more time. Hope to hear from you.
Cherry

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Robert Hosie and Agnes Gilmour

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I decend from that line. I have access to their family Bible and photos. I can provide you with access to the tree I assembled on ancestry.com if you would like.

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Chistina Reid Hosie

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Hello Cherry
I have just seen your entry of 5 Sept 2011.
Chrstina Reid Hosie 1871 - 1908 would have been my 2nd cousin 2 times removed. She never married and was the grand daughter of Robert Hosie and Agnes Gilmour
I am descended from James Hosie, bother of Robert who married Ann Gilmour.
I have been working on the family history since 1974 and have a more or less complete family tree of the descendants of John Hosie and Mary Russell.
More info available.

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SEARCHING FOR A DOUGLAS CHARLES HOSIE BORN IN GLASGOW IN 1922. Emigrated to Australia (Melbourne) from Liverpool docks in November 1950. Trained as a mechanical fitter/engineer. Would love to put family back together again. THANK YOU.

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Hosie

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My name is Douglas J. Hosie. I am not old enough to be this Douglas Hosie. My Parents are from East Auoroa NY and my Grandfathers name was John Hosie. We have many relatives in Long Island.

Hosie in Missouri or Mississippi

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I live in Lancaster,Pa the Hosie part of my family is in Missouri and Mississippi. Anybody connected to that line on here? Would love to connect the dots.

In Pa the term of "hosey yourself a chair" is familiar, but not shared by my family. Something people use from up North that have settled down here.

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