Show ContentsHodkinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hodkinson is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the son of Hodge.

Early Origins of the Hodkinson family

The surname Hodkinson 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 Hodkinson family

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Hodkinson Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hodkinson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hodkinson include: Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Hodkinson family (pre 1700)

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United States Hodkinson migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hodkinson or a variant listed above:

Hodkinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hodkinson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]
Hodkinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Hodkinson, who landed in New York, NY in 1841 [1]
Hodkinson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Hodkinson, aged 32, who landed in America from Blackbrien, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Hodkinson, aged 54, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1909
  • Ethel Hodkinson, aged 24, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1910
  • Edith Mary Hodkinson, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Preston, England, in 1918
  • Ernest Hodkinson, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Hodkinson migration to Australia +

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

Hodkinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hodkinson, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" [2]

New Zealand Hodkinson 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:

Hodkinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Sampson Hodkinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir George Pollock" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand in January 1863 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodkinson (post 1700) +

  • William Wadsworth "W.W." Hodkinson (1881-1971), American pioneer in the movie industry, known as The Man Who Invented Hollywood, he opened one of the first movie theaters in Utah in 1907, founder of Paramount Pictures
  • Joseph Hodkinson (1888-1954), English international footballer
  • Paul "Hoko" Hodkinson (b. 1965), English former professional boxer from Kirkby, Liverpool
  • Trent Hodkinson (b. 1988), Australian rugby league player

The Hodkinson 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.

  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) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook