The ancestors of the name Hodersall date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hodersall family lived in the township of Hothersall, which is loacted near Preston in the parish of Ribchester in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Hodersall family
The surname Hodersall was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hodersall family
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Hodersall 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 Hodersall 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 Hodersall include: Hothersall, Hothersal, Hothersell, Hodersall and many more.
Early Notables of the Hodersall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodersall family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hodersall or a variant listed above: Thomas Hothersall, who sailed to Virginia in 1621; and Henry Hothersall to Philadelphia in 1855.