Hodde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Hodde family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Hodde is based on the popular Norman given name Odo.

Early Origins of the Hodde family

The surname Hodde was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Storkhouse, Gisburn, and Withernsea in that shire. They are conjecturally believed to be descended from Count Odo who was also ancestor of the Counts of Aumale and the Lords of Holderness.

Early History of the Hodde family

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Hodde Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hodde include Oddie, Oddey, Odey, Oddy, Hoddy, Hoddie, Odo and many more.

Early Notables of the Hodde family (pre 1700)

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United States Hodde migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Hoddes to arrive on North American shores:

Hodde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Hodde, who arrived in America in 1872 [1]
  • Henry Hodde, who landed in America in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodde (post 1700) +

  • Charlie Hodde (1906-1999), American Democrat politician, Member of Washington State House of Representatives, 1937-38, 1943-52; Defeated, 1938; Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives, 1949-52 [2]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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