Hodges History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the name Hodges date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the baptismal name Roger which was nicknamed Hodge. [1] As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Hodges family

The surname Hodges was first found in Lincolnshire where Hogge (with no forename) was recorded in the Feet of Fines for 1208 and later in the Curia Regis Rolls for Cumberland in 1212. These entries may be for the same person or not. William Hogge was listed in Cornwall in 1297 and Alicia Hogges was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Somerset in 1327. [2]

Robert Hogge was listed in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1284. [3]

In Yorkshire, the first records of the name were found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. That rolls had a multitude of listings including: Johannes Hodgeson; Thomas Hogge; Johannes Hoggeson; Ebbota Hoggese and Ricardus Hoge. The last entry was listed as a servant of Roger (Hodge.) [1]

Further to the north in Scotland, the firs entries for the family were quite late. "Laurence Hoige, witness in Glasgow, 1550 (Protocols, I). Mariota Hodge is recorded in Edinburgh in 1625 (Retours, Edinburgh, 545), and Thomas Hodge was merchant burgess there in 1629. Thomas Hodgis was burgess of Glasgow in 1487. " [4]

Early History of the Hodges family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodges research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1267, 1625, 1629, 1688, 1629, 1665, 1664, 1645, 1714, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Hodges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodges Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hodges include Hodge, Hodges and others.

Early Notables of the Hodges family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Nathaniel Hodges M.D. (1629-1688), an English physician, known for his work during the Great Plague of London and his written account entitled Loimologia. He was the son of Dr. Thomas Hodges, vicar of Kensington, and was born in that parish on 13 Sept. 1629. "When the plague raged in London in 1665, he remained in residence, and attended all who sought his advice. During the Christmas holidays of 1664-5 he saw a few doubtful...
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Ireland Migration of the Hodges family to Ireland

Some of the Hodges family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hodges migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hodges or a variant listed above:

Hodges Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Hodges, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • John Hodges, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Benjamin Hodges, who arrived in Maryland in 1633 [5]
  • Benjamin Hodges, who settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Thomas Hodges, who landed in Maryland in 1633 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hodges Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isabella Hodges, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [5]
  • James Hodges, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [5]
  • Joseph Hodges, who landed in Virginia in 1711 [5]
  • Samuel Hodges, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [5]
  • Sabastian Hodges, who arrived in New England in 1715 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hodges Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Iyzack Hodges, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1812 [5]
  • Tyzack Hodges, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [5]
  • Edward Hodges, who arrived in New York in 1836 [5]

Canada Hodges migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hodges Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Timothy Hodges U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [6]
Hodges Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Lloyd Hodges, who landed in Canada in 1834

Australia Hodges migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hodges Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hodges a seaman, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [7]
  • Mr. Thomas Hodges, British Convict who was convicted in Worcester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Francis Hodges, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [9]
  • Mary Hodges, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [9]
  • James Hodges, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hodges migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hodges Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alfred Hodges, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • Charles Hodges, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Hodges, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alfred Hodges, aged 32, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mr. Alfred Hodges, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodges (post 1700) +

  • Wilson B. Hodges, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 19th District, 1842-43 [11]
  • William V. Hodges (1878-1965), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1924, 1928, 1932; Member,Convention Vice-President, 1928; Member, Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1924-28 [11]
  • William S. Hodges Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1948, 1952, 1954 [11]
  • William M. Hodges, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Suffolk County 1st District, 1921 [11]
  • William L. Hodges, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1956 (alternate), 1964; Member of Maryland State Senate District 12; Elected 1966 [11]
  • William F. Hodges, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 [11]
  • William D. Hodges, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hurricane, West Virginia, 1889-93, 1897-1913 [11]
  • William E. Hodges, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1942 [11]
  • William B. Hodges, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956 [11]
  • William A. Hodges, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts, 1894 [11]
  • ... (Another 97 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. W J Hodges, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [12]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Francis J Hodges, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [13]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. William Sterling Hodges, American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [14]
  • Master Dean Winston Hodges, American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [14]
  • Master William Sterling Hodges Jr., American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [14]
  • Mrs. Sarah Hodges, American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [14]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Henry Price Hodges (d. 1912), aged 50, English Second Class passenger from Southampton, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [15]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Garris Vada Hodges, American Fireman Second Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [16]


The Hodges 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: Dant lucem crescentibus orti
Motto Translation: Rising from the crescents they give light.


Suggested Readings for the name Hodges +

  • 405 "The Family of Isham and Betsy Hodges from Virginia and Tennessee" by Juanita Maxine Patton, "The Hodge/Hodges Book: Focus on Virginia-Tennessee-Arkansas Descendants of William Riley Hodge, M.G..

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  12. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  13. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  14. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  15. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  16. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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