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Home Planet  
  Usually the birthplace of your species or simply your planet of origin.  

I don't know of an earlier use of this expression.

I noticed that he said "We are created;" not "We create ourselves." This led to some talk on religion; and he told us a good deal about his home planet.
From In the Deep of Time, by George Parsons Lathrop.
Published by Not known in 1897
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Olaf Stapledon used this expression in Last and First Men (1930):

The Martian colonists, when they observed man’s disorganization, prepared, at the instigation of the home planet, a very great offensive.

John Campbell used this phrase in his story Black Star Passes, published later the same year in Amazing Stories Quarterly:

We may pursue the Nigrians all the way to their home planets, to make sure they stay right there until their star has passed entirely out of our region.

Leo Zagat uses it in The Great Dome of Mercury in 1932:

They were queer-looking specimens, these gentle, willing allies of the Earthmen. Their home planet is a place of ever-clouded skies and constant torrential rains.

Murray Leinster used it in Exploration Team in 1956:

There was need, on my home planet, for an animal who could fight like a fiend, live off the land, carry a pack and get along with men at least as well as dogs do.

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