Hodder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hodder finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as 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 Hodder family

The surname Hodder was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Hodder family

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Hodder 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. Hodder has been recorded under many different variations, including Hodder, Hoddar, Hooder, Hoder, Hoader, Hoodar and others.

Early Notables of the Hodder family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hodder family to Ireland

Some of the Hodder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodder migration to the United States

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 Hodder or a variant listed above:

Hodder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edwin Hodder brought his family to land he purchased in Pennsylvania and joined a large group of English settlers who arrived in 1635
Hodder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hodder, who settled in Trinity Bay in 1780
Hodder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John H Hodder, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]

Hodder migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hodder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Richard Hodder was a proprietor of a fishing room at Rider's Harbour in 1800

Hodder migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hodder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hodder, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" [2]
  • Mr. William C. Hodder, (b. 1833), aged 25, Cornish painter departing from Plymouth on 11th December 1857 aboard the ship "Sea Park " arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th March 1858 [3]
  • Mrs. Nanny Hodder, (b. 1838), aged 20, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 11th December 1857 aboard the ship "Sea Park " arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th March 1858 [3]

Hodder migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hodder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Walter Hodder, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Emma Hodder, aged 27, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Mary Hodder, aged 10 months, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Walter Hodder, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • Edwin Hodder, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodder (post 1700)

  • Frank Heywood Hodder (1860-1935), American historian, professor first at Cornell University (1885 to 1890)
  • Kane Hodder (b. 1955), American actor and stuntman
  • Jim Hodder (1947-1990), American musician
  • J. Alan Hodder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948 [4]
  • William "Bill" Hodder, English footballer in the late 19th century
  • Stephen Hodder (b. 1956), English architect, winner of the RIBA's Stirling Prize in 1996
  • Robin Godfrey Hodder (1937-2006), Australian bronze medalist field hockey player at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Jim Hodder (b. 1940), former Canadian politician for Port au Port in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
  • Errol Raymond Hodder (1938-1982), Australian branch secretary of the Australian Workers' Union (1982 to 1988) in Queensland
  • Wilfred "Wilf" Hodder (1896-1957), Welsh miner, hotelier, international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hodder family

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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