Hoadly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Hoadly name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Hoadly family

The surname Hoadly was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Hoadly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoadly research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1705, 1676, 1761, 1643 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Hoadly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoadly Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hoadly include Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.

Early Notables of the Hoadly family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hoadly family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hoadly 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoadly (post 1700)

  • George Hoadly (1826-1902), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Hamilton County, 1873; Governor of Ohio, 1884-86
  • Genevieve G. Hoadly, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928, 1932; Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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