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Hodaley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Hodaley comes from when the family resided in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Hodaley family


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

Early History of the Hodaley family


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Hodaley Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hodaley has been recorded under many different variations, including Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.

Early Notables of the Hodaley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hodaley family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hodaley 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 Hodaley 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.


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