The Hodelay name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Hodelay family
The surname Hodelay was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hodelay family
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Hodelay Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hodelay has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.
Early Notables of the Hodelay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodelay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hodelay were among those contributors: John Hoadley, who sailed to New England
in 1640 and Mrs. Hoadley, to San Francisco with her children in 1860.
The Hodelay 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: Veritas et patria
Motto Translation: Truth and faith.