The present generation of the Hodersell family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the township of Hothersall, which is loacted near Preston in the parish of Ribchester in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Hodersell family
The surname Hodersell was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hodersell family
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Hodersell Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hodersell include Hothersall, Hothersal, Hothersell, Hodersall and many more.
Early Notables of the Hodersell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodersell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hodersell were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Hothersall, who sailed to Virginia in 1621; and Henry Hothersall to Philadelphia in 1855.