Hoadley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hoadley surname lived in East Hoathly (Hoathley) or West Hoathly (Hoathley), parishes in Sussex. "Of the truth of this derivation there can be no doubt." [1]

Of the two, West Hoathley is the oldest, dating back to 1121 when it was known as Hadlega. East Hoathley dates back to 1287 when it was known as Hodlegh. Both literally mean "heathy woodland clearing" or "woodland clearing where heather grows." [2]

Early Origins of the Hoadley family

The surname Hoadley was first found in Sussex, where William de Hodlegh was listed in the Subsidy Rolls in 1296. [3]

Early History of the Hoadley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoadley research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1798, 1676, 1761, 1706, 1757, 1706, 1711, 1776, 1711, 1676, 1761, 1678, 1746, 1678, 1676, 1761, 1643 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Hoadley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoadley 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 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.

Early Notables of the Hoadley family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761), Bishop of Bangor, Hereford, Salisbury and Winchester, who was born in Westerham, Kent. John Hoadly, Archbishop of Armagh [q. v.], was his brother. Benjamin Hoadly (1706-1757), was an English physician, son of Benjamin Hoadly, Bishop of Winchester [q. v.] and was born on 10 February 1706 in Broad Street, London. John Hoadly (1711-1776), was an English poet...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoadley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hoadley migration to the United States +

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 [4]
Hoadley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hoadley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830 [4]
  • R B Hoadley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [4]
  • C Hoadley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [4]
  • Mrs. Hoadley, traveled to San Francisco with her children in 1860
  • Mrs. Hoadley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Farleigh, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Hoadley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hoadley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Hoadley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoadley (post 1700) +

  • Silas Hoadley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plymouth, 1832, 1837; Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1844
  • Pascal K. Hoadley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford, 1906 [6]
  • P. W. Hoadley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1860 [6]
  • Otis Hoadley, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1944
  • L. G. Hoadley, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1912
  • Marshall Hoadley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1835-36
  • Jeremy Hoadley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartford, 1822-23, 1826, 1828; Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, 1835-36
  • Horace G. Hoadley, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1912
  • George Hoadley Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization) [6]
  • George Hoadley (1781-1857), American Republican politician, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1846-47 [6]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Hoadley 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.


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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