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Where did the English Hoadley family come from? What is the English Hoadley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hoadley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hoadley family history?

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hoadley surname lived in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hoadley 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. The variations of the name Hoadley include: Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.

First found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoadley research. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1705, 1676, 1761, 1643 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Hoadley History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 77 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoadley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 Hoadley or a variant listed above:

Hoadley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Hoadley who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1632
  • John Hoadley, who sailed to New England in 1640
  • John Hoadley, who arrived in New England in 1648

Hoadley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Hoadley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830
  • R B Hoadley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • C Hoadley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Mrs. Hoadley, traveled to San Francisco with her children in 1860
  • Mrs. Hoadley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860


Hoadley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Florence Hoadley, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Charlotte Hoadley, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Edgar R. Hoadley, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Elfrida Batcheler Hoadley, aged 44, who landed in America from New Barnet, England, in 1920
  • Bertha Hoadley, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Farleigh, England, in 1920


Hoadley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Henry Hoadley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840

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  • Walter Hoadley (1907-1993), American economist, banker and educator
  • Leigh Hoadley, American zoologist and marine biologist at Harvard University
  • George A Hoadley (b. 1848), American physics professor
  • David Hoadley (1774-1839), American architect in New Haven and Middlesex counties in Connecticut
  • David Hoadley (1806-1873), American businessman, and an executive in the banking and railroad industries, known for taking over the Panama Railway which was facing bankruptcy in November 1851 and built a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama
  • David K. Hoadley (b. 1938), American first known storm chaser and was founder of Storm Track magazine
  • R. Bruce Hoadley, American professor of Building Materials and Wood Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Silas Hoadley (1786-1870), American clockmaker and politician, cousin of the architect David Hoadley, Member of the Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut State Senator in 1844
  • George Hoadley (1781-1857), American politician, 8th Mayor of Cleveland in 1846
  • Robert James "Rob" Hoadley (b. 1980), English rugby union player and coach

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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.

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The Hoadley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoadley 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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