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,
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.
Early History of the Hodd family
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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)
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Migration of the Hodd family to Ireland
Some of the Hodd family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hodd family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)