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Hoddersall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Hoddersall name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Hothersall, which is loacted near Preston in the parish of Ribchester in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Hoddersall family


The surname Hoddersall was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Hoddersall family


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Hoddersall Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hoddersall were recorded, including Hothersall, Hothersal, Hothersell, Hodersall and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoddersall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hoddersall family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hoddersall family emigrate to North America: Thomas Hothersall, who sailed to Virginia in 1621; and Henry Hothersall to Philadelphia in 1855.

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