The present generation of the Hoadlay family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Hoadlay family
The surname Hoadlay was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hoadlay family
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Hoadlay Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hoadlay include Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.
Early Notables of the Hoadlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoadlay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hoadlay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Hoadley, who sailed to New England
in 1640 and Mrs. Hoadley, to San Francisco with her children in 1860.
The Hoadlay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Veritas et patria
Motto Translation: Truth and faith.