Hodd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Hodd dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Hodd is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood, and hodde, which all come from the Old English word hod, which means hood. Occasionally, Hodd may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.

Early Origins of the Hodd family

The surname Hodd was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Hodd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodd research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816, 1689, 1752 and are included under the topic Early Hodd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodd Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hodd has undergone many spelling variations, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.

Early Notables of the Hodd family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Hood of Surrey; Paul Hood D.D. (died 1668), an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford; and Samuel...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hodd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hodd family to Ireland

Some of the Hodd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodd migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hodd were among those contributors:

Hodd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Hodd, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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