Hodalay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Hodalay family
The surname Hodalay was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hodalay family
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Hodalay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hodalay family name include Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.
Early Notables of the Hodalay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodalay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hodalay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Hoadley, who sailed to New England
in 1640 and Mrs. Hoadley, to San Francisco with her children in 1860.
The Hodalay 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.