Angood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Angood came from the late Old English personal names Osgod and Osgot, which were derived from the Old Norse name Asgautr and the Old Danish and Old Swedish names Asgut and Asgut. The common forms of this name in Normandy were Ansgot and Angot.

Early Origins of the Angood family

The surname Angood was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Angood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angood research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Angood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Angood Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Angood has been recorded under many different variations, including Osgoode, Osgood, Hosgood, Hosgoode and others.

Early Notables of the Angood family (pre 1700)

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Angood migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Angood or a variant listed above:

Angood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Angood, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [1]
  • William Angood, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]

Angood migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Angood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • J Angood, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Angood migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Angood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Henry Angood, (b. 1856), aged 2 years 6 months, English settler from Gloucestershire travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [2]
  • Mrs. Emily Angood, (b. 1836), aged 22, English domestic servant from Gloucestershire travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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