The name Hodder finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. 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.
Early History of 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
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Migration of the Hodder family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
Hodder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Richard Hodder was a proprietor of a fishing room at Rider's Harbour in 1800
Hodder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Hodder, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
Hodder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Walter Hodder, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
- 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
- Edwin Hodder, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- 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
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Historic Events for the Hodder family
- Mr. James Hodder, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
The Hodder 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.