Hode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Hode is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Hode 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, Hode may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.

Early Origins of the Hode family

The surname Hode was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Hode family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hode research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816, 1689, 1752 and are included under the topic Early Hode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hode Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hode are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hode include: Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.

Early Notables of the Hode family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Hood of Surrey; Paul Hood D.D. (died 1668), an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford; and Samuel...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hode family to Ireland

Some of the Hode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hode migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hode or a variant listed above:

Hode Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matheren Hode, who landed in Mississippi in 1854 [1]
  • H Hode, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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