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Hodgen is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the personal name Roger. The surname is based upon the pet form Hodge. The name Roger is of Old Norman origin and came to England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Many names came to England in this way, as King William the Conqueror encouraged the immigration of skilled tradesmen into his newly conquered country. The name Roger can be loosely translated as "fame-spear." Names based upon military prowess were quite popular in the early medieval period.

Hodgen Early Origins



The surname Hodgen was first found in Northumberland 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.

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Hodgen Spelling Variations


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Hodgen Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hodgen has been recorded under many different variations, including Hodgins, Hodgens, Hodgin, Hodgings and others.

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Hodgen Early History


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Hodgen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodgen research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1798 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Hodgen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodgen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodgen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hodgen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodgen In Ireland


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Hodgen In Ireland



Some of the Hodgen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hodgen or a variant listed above:

Hodgen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hodgen, who arrived in Virginia in 1638

Hodgen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Hodgen, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

Hodgen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Hodgen, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgen (post 1700)



  • Donald Hodgen (b. 1963), Northern Irish loyalist and a former member of the Ulster Defence Association

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Hodgen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodgen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 December 2015 at 13:08.

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