Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Hoddinutt came from the Norman name Odinet, from which the more commonly known Odo is derived.
Early Origins of the Hoddinutt family
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 Hoddinutt family
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Hoddinutt Spelling Variations
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. Hoddinutt has been recorded under many different variations, including Hodnutt, Hadnet, Hadnett, Hudnutt, Hudnett and others.
Early Notables of the Hoddinutt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoddinutt family to Ireland
Some of the Hoddinutt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hoddinutt family to the New World and Oceana
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. Hoddinutts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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..
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