Hodingells History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Hodingells family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Warwickshire.

Early Origins of the Hodingells family

The surname Hodingells was first found in Warwickshire at Maxtoke, a parish, in the union of Meriden, Atherstone division of the hundred of Hemlingford. "

This place, written Machintone in Domesday Book, is therein certified as having woods one mile in length and half a mile in breadth. William de Odingsells, in the reign of Henry III., had a charter of free warren in all his demesne lands here; and his son and successor claimed by prescription, in the reign of Edward I., a court-leet, with gallows, tumbrell, and assize of bread and beer, which were allowed." [1]

Important Dates for the Hodingells family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodingells research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 113 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Hodingells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodingells Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Odingsells, Odingsell, Odingells, Odingell, Odingsleigh, Odingsly, Odingslie, Odingsley and many more.

Early Notables of the Hodingells family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hodingells family

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hodingells or a variant listed above: Thomas Odingsells who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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