Hodgskin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hodgskin family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the son of Hodge.

Early Origins of the Hodgskin family

The surname Hodgskin 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.

Early History of the Hodgskin family

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

Hodgskin Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hodgskin include Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Hodgskin family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hodgskin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hodgskin family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hodgskin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Edmund Hodgkin arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; Mary Hodgkin settled in Virginia in 1638 with her husband; William Hodgkins settled in Virginia in 1698.



The Hodgskin 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: Sans dieu rien
Motto Translation: Without God nothing.


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