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Where did the English Hood family come from? What is the English Hood family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hood family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hood family history?Hood is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker of hoods. The surname Hood is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood, and hodde, which all come from the Old English word hod, which means hood. Occasionally, Hood may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hood has appeared include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hood research. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816 and 1st are included under the topic Early Hood History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hood arrived in North America very early:
Hood Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hood Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hood Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hood Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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