Hodar is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a maker of hoods. It was originally derived from the Old English hod,
which meant hood. Thus, the original bearer of the name was a make of hoods. There is an alternative origin; the name may also be of a local
derivation. There was a small hamlet in Yorkshire
called Hodd. The examples of the family name from that county are probably of local derivation. This make the surname a polygenetic
name; that is, it has more than one origin.
Early Origins of the Hodar family
The surname Hodar was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hodar family
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Hodar Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Hodar has appeared include Hodder, Hoddar, Hooder, Hoder, Hoader, Hoodar and others.
Early Notables of the Hodar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodar family to Ireland
Some of the Hodar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 114 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hodar family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hodar arrived in North America very early: Edwin Hodder brought his family to land he purchased in Pennsylvania and joined a large group of English settlers who arrived in 1635. Though Pennsylvania was the main stopping place for the Hodder name, other members of the family ventured to New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. In Newfoundland, John Hodder settled in Trinity Bay in 1780.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hodar (post 1700)
- José Hodar, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Torrevieja, 1897-98 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Hodar 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: Per ignem ferris vicimus
Motto Translation: Even through fire have we conquered with our sword.