The name Hoadleagh is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Hoadleagh family
The surname Hoadleagh was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hoadleagh family
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Hoadleagh Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hoadleagh are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hoadleagh include: Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.
Early Notables of the Hoadleagh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoadleagh family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hoadleagh or a variant listed above: John Hoadley, who sailed to New England
in 1640 and Mrs. Hoadley, to San Francisco with her children in 1860.
The Hoadleagh 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.