Hodshon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hodshon was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for Roger,which was originally derived from the nickname Hodge. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Hodshon family

The surname Hodshon was first found in Northumberland where "this name in the North of England is pronounced Hodgin, while in the South it has taken not only the pronunciation, but the spelling, of Hodson or Hudson. The name of Hodgson is ancient at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, being found in records of temp. Edward I., and the Hodgsons of Stella and Acton, co. Northumberland, trace a clear pedigree to 1424. " [1] Confirming the Northumberland heritage, another reference states: "as far back as the 15th century they were more numerous in Northumberland than they are at present." [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Johannes Hodgeson; and Johannes Hojegeson. [3]

Important Dates for the Hodshon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodshon research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1591, 1616 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Hodshon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodshon Spelling Variations

Hodshon has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few 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 Hodshon have been found, including Hodgson, Hodson, Hodsdon and others.

Early Notables of the Hodshon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hodshon family to Ireland

Some of the Hodshon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hodshon migration to the United States

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 Hodshons to arrive on North American shores:

Hodshon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Hodshon, who landed in America in 1801 [4]
  • Mary Hodshon, aged 30, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1812 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hodshon (post 1700)

  • William H. Hodshon, American politician, Independent Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1906 [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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