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The origins of the name Hodgens are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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.

Hodgens Early Origins



The surname Hodgens 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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Hodgens Spelling Variations


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Hodgens Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hodgens has been spelled many different ways, including Hodgins, Hodgens, Hodgin, Hodgings and others.

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Hodgens Early History


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Hodgens Early History



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

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Hodgens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodgens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hodgens In Ireland


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Hodgens In Ireland



Some of the Hodgens 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hodgenss to arrive in North America:

Hodgens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Hodgens, aged 43, who arrived in America from Swansea, Wales, in 1903
  • Elaine Hodgens, aged 19, who arrived in America from London, in 1904
  • George Hodgens, aged 40, who arrived in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1909
  • Annie Hodgens, aged 39, who arrived in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1909
  • Constance Hodgens, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1909

Hodgens Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gertrude Mackenzie Hodgens, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1907
  • William Sefhon Hodgens, aged 29, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1907
  • William Hodgens, aged 36, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgens (post 1700)



  • Joseph "Joe" Hodgens (1887-1955), New Zealand politician of the Labour Party

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Hodgens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodgens 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 26 March 2014 at 08:24.

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