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The origins of the name Hodskins are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the son of Hodge.
The surname Hodskins 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.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hodskins has been spelled many different ways, including Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodskins research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1524, 1798, 1866 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Hodskins History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hodskins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hodskinss to arrive in North America:
Hodskins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hodskins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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.
The Hodskins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodskins 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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