Hodgkins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the name Hodgkins are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the son of Hodge.

Early Origins of the Hodgkins family

The surname Hodgkins was first found in Gloucestershire 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.

Important Dates for the Hodgkins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodgkins research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1524, 1798, 1866 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Hodgkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodgkins 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. Hodgkins has been spelled many different ways, including Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Hodgkins family (pre 1700)

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Hodgkins migration to the United States

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 Hodgkinss to arrive in North America:

Hodgkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Hodgkins, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • William Hodgkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • William Hodgkins, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1665 [1]
  • Millicent Hodgkins, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]
  • William Hodgkins, who settled in Virginia in 1698
Hodgkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hodgkins, who arrived in New England in 1753 [1]

Hodgkins migration to Australia

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

Hodgkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Hodgkins, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [2]
  • Henry Hodgkins, aged 38, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [3]
  • Jonathan Hodgkins, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [2]

Hodgkins 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:

Hodgkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Lavinia Hodgkins, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Amelia Hodgkins, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgkins (post 1700)

  • Howard Lincoln Hodgkins (1862-1931), American educator, Ad interim President of the George Washington University (1921 to 1923)
  • Christopher J. Hodgkins (1957-1983), American politician in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1983 to 2003)
  • Kenneth Hodgkins, American adviser to the Fifty-seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • William A. Hodgkins, American Republican politician, Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1892-94 [4]
  • Rita Hodgkins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996 [4]
  • Jefferson Hodgkins, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1916 [4]
  • Elwin L. Hodgkins, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1912 [4]
  • Reginald Thomas Hodgkins (b. 1903), English footballer
  • William Mathew Hodgkins (1833-1898), New Zealand painter
  • Richard Hodgkins Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Loughborough
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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