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Hodgman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Hodgman name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name Roger which was nicknamed Hodge. 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 Hodgman family


The surname Hodgman was first found in Yorkshire where 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Hodgman family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodgman research.
Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1267, 1625, 1629, 1688, 1645, 1714, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Hodgman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodgman Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hodgman family name include Hodge, Hodges and others.

Early Notables of the Hodgman 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; and...
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Migration of the Hodgman family to Ireland


Some of the Hodgman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hodgman family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hodgman surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Hodge settled in Barbados in 1695; John Hodge settled in Maine in 1623; another John Hodge settled in New Jersey in 1685; Benjamin Hodges settled in Maryland in 1633.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgman (post 1700)


  • Joan Hodgman (1923-2008), American pioneer of neonatology
  • William Adams Hodgman, United States Navy captain and diplomat
  • Ann Hodgman (b. 1956), American author
  • John Kellogg Hodgman (b. 1971), American author, actor, and humorist
  • Willis K. Hodgman, American Republican politician, Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts, 1894 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lewis E. Hodgman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Bedford, 1938 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Michael Hodgman AM QC (1938-2013), Australian Liberal politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Denison (1975-1987)
  • Justin Hodgman (b. 1988), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Helen Hodgman (b. 1945), Australian novelist
  • William Clark "Bill" Hodgman (1909-1997), OBE, QC was an Australian Tasmanian politician
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Hodgman 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.


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Citations


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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