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The name Hodgins has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally 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.

Hodgins Early Origins



The surname Hodgins 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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Hodgins Spelling Variations


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Hodgins Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hodgins include Hodgins, Hodgens, Hodgin, Hodgings and others.

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Hodgins Early History


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Hodgins Early History



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

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Hodgins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodgins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hodgins In Ireland


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Hodgins In Ireland



Some of the Hodgins 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hodgins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hodgins who settled in New England in 1654

Hodgins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hodgins, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Thomas Hodgins, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1815
  • Margaret Hodgins settled in New York in 1823 along with Henry and James

Hodgins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Mary Hodgins, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)

Hodgins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hodgins, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • William Hodgins, aged 24, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgins (post 1700)



  • David Hodgins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • David Hodgins, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Outagamie County 2nd District, 1901-04
  • Jessica Hodgins Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Robotics Institute and Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University
  • John Hodgins, Australian Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid Queensland
  • Jack Stanley Hodgins (b. 1938), Canadian award winning author who won the Governor General's Award for Fiction in 1980 and the Commonwealth Literature Prize in 1988
  • Ven. Michael Hodgins, Archdeacon of Hackney

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Hodgins Historic Events


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Hodgins Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas E Hodgins, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Hodgins Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Hodgins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodgins 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.

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