Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Hoddes is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood, and hodde, which all come from the Old English word hod, which means hood. Occasionally, Hoddes may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Hoddes family
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 Hoddes family
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Hoddes Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hoddes include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Hoddes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoddes family to Ireland
Some of the Hoddes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hoddes family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Adam Hood who settled in New Jersey in 1685; John Hood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hood settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682.
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