Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Hodley family
Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Hodley family
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Hodley Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hodley have been found, including Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.
Early Notables of the Hodley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodley family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hodleys to arrive on North American shores:
Hodley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Hodley 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: Veritas et patria
Motto Translation: Truth and faith.
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