The name Hodly first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the parishes of East and West Hoathley in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Hodly family
The surname Hodly was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hodly family
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Hodly Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Hodly has appeared include Hoadley, Hoadly, Hodly, Hoadely, Hodely and others.
Early Notables of the Hodly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hodly family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hodly arrived in North America very early: John Hoadley, who sailed to New England
in 1640 and Mrs. Hoadley, to San Francisco with her children in 1860.
The Hodly 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.