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The Hodgin name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hodgin 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.

Hodgin Early Origins



The surname Hodgin 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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Hodgin Spelling Variations


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Hodgin Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hodgin were recorded, including Hodgins, Hodgens, Hodgin, Hodgings and others.

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Hodgin Early History


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Hodgin Early History



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

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Hodgin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodgin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hodgin In Ireland


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Hodgin In Ireland



Some of the Hodgin 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hodgin family emigrate to North America: Thomas Hodgins who settled in New England in 1654; Margaret Hodgins settled in New York in 1823 along with Henry and James.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgin (post 1700)



  • Robert W. Hodgin, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1938 (acting, 1938)
  • Rick Hodgin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 2004
  • Lester Hodgin, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Holt County, 1923-24
  • A. A. Hodgin, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 55th District, 1931-32

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Hodgin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodgin 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 15 January 2016 at 13:24.

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