Hoddingell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hoddingell was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Hoddingell family lived in Warwickshire.

Early Origins of the Hoddingell family

The surname Hoddingell was first found in Warwickshire at Maxtoke, a parish, in the union of Meriden, Atherstone division of the hundred of Hemlingford. "

This place, written Machintone in Domesday Book, is therein certified as having woods one mile in length and half a mile in breadth. William de Odingsells, in the reign of Henry III., had a charter of free warren in all his demesne lands here; and his son and successor claimed by prescription, in the reign of Edward I., a court-leet, with gallows, tumbrell, and assize of bread and beer, which were allowed." [1]

Important Dates for the Hoddingell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoddingell research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 113 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Hoddingell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoddingell Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Hoddingell has been recorded under many different variations, including Odingsells, Odingsell, Odingells, Odingell, Odingsleigh, Odingsly, Odingslie, Odingsley and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoddingell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hoddingell family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Hoddingells were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Thomas Odingsells who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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