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The rich and ancient history of the Hodgson family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for Roger,which was originally derived from the nickname 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.

Hodgson Early Origins



The surname Hodgson was first found in Northumberland where "this name in the North of England is pronounced Hodgin, while in the South it has taken not only the pronunciation, but the spelling, of Hodson or Hudson. The name of Hodgson is ancient at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, being found in records of temp. Edward I., and the Hodgsons of Stella and Acton, co. Northumberland, trace a clear pedigree to 1424. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Confirming the Northumberland heritage, another reference states: "as far back as the 15th century they were more numerous in Northumberland than they are at present." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Johannes Hodgeson; and Johannes Hojegeson. [3]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)

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Hodgson Spelling Variations


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Hodgson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hodgson have been found, including Hodgson, Hodson, Hodsdon and others.

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Hodgson Early History


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Hodgson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodgson research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1591, 1616 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Hodgson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodgson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodgson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hodgson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodgson In Ireland


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Hodgson In Ireland



Some of the Hodgson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hodgson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hodgson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hodgson settled in Barbados in 1634
  • William Hodgson who settled in Jamaica in 1651
  • Edward Hodgson, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Hodgson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Geo Hodgson, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • Thomas Hodgson and his wife and child settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Hodgson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Hodgson, aged 18, landed in Delaware in 1813
  • Margaret Hodgson settled with her husband and six children in New York in 1821
  • Christopher Hodgson, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • George Hodgson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • William Hodgson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hodgson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hodgson, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Joseph Hodgson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  • Mary Anne Hodgson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  • James Hodgson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  • Joseph Hodgson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hodgson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hodgson, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Henry Hodgson, aged 46, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Emma Hodgson, aged 55, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Henry Hodgson, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Elizabeth Hodgson, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodgson (post 1700)



  • Laurence Curran Hodgson (1874-1937), American politician, Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1918-22, 1926-30; Candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1920
  • John P. Hodgson, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Berlin, 1936
  • John II Hodgson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Warren County, 1847
  • James Day Hodgson (1915-2012), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1974-77
  • James Hodgson, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1918
  • Fred Hodgson, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 6th District, 1926; Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1933
  • Clayton Hodgson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1986
  • Charles P. Hodgson, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford, 1910
  • Manville S. Hodgson, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1875
  • Robert John Hodgson (1857-1932), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1920
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hodgson Historic Events


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Hodgson Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Isabella Elizabeth  Hodgson (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Hodgson, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles William Hodgson, British Lieutenant (E), who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Hodgson, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: Miseris succurrere disco
Motto Translation: I learn to succour the distressed.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. 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.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. 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.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  11. ...

The Hodgson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodgson 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 27 November 2016 at 02:14.

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