The name Hoddinett was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Hoddinett is based on the Norman name Odinet,
from which the more commonly known Odo
Early Origins of the Hoddinett family
The surname Hoddinett was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hoddinett family
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Hoddinett Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hodnutt, Hadnet, Hadnett, Hudnutt, Hudnett and others.
Early Notables of the Hoddinett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoddinett family to Ireland
Some of the Hoddinett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hoddinett family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hoddinett or a variant listed above: Humphrey Hadnett settled in Virginia in 1635; Charles and James Hodnett arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Francis Hadnett arrived in Boston in 1767; William Hadnett arrived in Philadelphia in 1864..