Yorkshire. The place name is in turn derived from the Old English personal name Hudel and are said to be originally of Saxon descent.
Early Origins of the Hoddlestum family
Cumberland, where they originally held Millom Castle at Millom, now in Cumbria. Godard be Boyvill was granted a manor on the site and held the Manor of Millom c. 1134. His granddaughter married into the Hudleston family and ownership was passed in c. 1240. John Hudleston was given a licence to crenellate in 1335. Over the centuries the castle has fallen into ruin and is now used as a farmhouse. The parish of Sawston in Cambridgeshire was home to a branch of this illustrious family in early times. "The ancient manor-house here of the Huddleston family was visited by Queen Mary, who spent some time in it." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hoddlestum family
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Hoddlestum Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hoddlestum family name include Huddleston, Hoddleston, Hodleston, Hiddleston, Hiddlestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoddlestum family (pre 1700)
Cambridgeshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Cambridgeshire in October 1553, April...
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Migration of the Hoddlestum family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hoddlestum surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Huddleston, who settled in Maine in 1622; Valentine Huddlestone, who settled in Maryland in 1663; Thomas Huddleston, who came to Maryland in 1775.
The Hoddlestum Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Soli Deo honor et gloria
Motto Translation: Honour and glory be to God alone.
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