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Hodnett is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hodnett family name comes from the Norman name Odinet, from which the more commonly known Odo is derived.

Hodnett Early Origins



The surname Hodnett was first found in Shropshire at Hodnet, a village and civil parish in the union of Drayton, in the hundred of North Bradford. The first record of the place name was found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Odenet. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Apart from the aforementioned patronymic origin, the place name could also mean "pleasant valley," from the Welsh "hawdd" meaning "pleasant" or "peaceful" and "nant," a "glen or valley." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hodnett Spelling Variations


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Hodnett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hodnett have been found, including Hodenet, Hignett, Hignet, Hodnet, Hodnett, Hodenett, Hodinett, Hodinutt, Hodinut, Hodinott, Hodinot, Hoddenett, Hoddinet, Hoddinutt and many more.

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Hodnett Early History


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Hodnett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodnett research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1116 and 1237 are included under the topic Early Hodnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodnett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodnett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hodnett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodnett In Ireland


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Hodnett In Ireland



Some of the Hodnett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hodnett were among those contributors:

Hodnett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Hodnett, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • John Hodnett, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737

Hodnett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hodnett settled in Seldom-Come-By in 1828
  • Charles and James Hodnett arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Hodnett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Hodnett, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodnett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodnett (post 1700)



  • Charles Hodnett (1861-1890), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William E. Hodnett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Walter A. Hodnett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Avon, 1944
  • Rieves S. Hodnett, American politician, Mayor of Martinsville, Virginia, 1953-56
  • Grant Phillip Hodnett (b. 1982), South African born English cricketer
  • Paddy Hodnett (b. 1963), Irish professional footballer
  • George Desmond "Hoddy" Hodnett (1918-1990), Irish musician, song-writer and long-time jazz and popular music critic

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Hodnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodnett 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.

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