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The history of the name Hodson begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived 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.

Hodson Early Origins



The surname Hodson 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Johannes Hodgeson; and Johannes Hojegeson. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hodson Spelling Variations


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Hodson Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hodson has been recorded under many different variations, including Hodgson, Hodson, Hodsdon and others.

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Hodson Early History


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Hodson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hodson research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1591, 1616 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Hodson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hodson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hodson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hodson In Ireland


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Hodson In Ireland



Some of the Hodson 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hodson or a variant listed above:

Hodson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hodson settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Hodson, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jon Hodson, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • George Hodson, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1641
  • Rich Hodson, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hodson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hodson, who landed in New York in 1847
  • Alice Hodson, aged 9, landed in New York in 1864
  • Ann Hodson, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Henry Hodson, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1864
  • James Hodson, aged 50, landed in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hodson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Hodson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • Hannah Hodson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • C. Hodson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849
  • Emma Hodson, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

Hodson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frank Hodson, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Deonia Hodson, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • James Hodson, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Thomas Hodson, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • George Hodson, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hodson (post 1700)



  • Thomas Paul Hodson (b. 1967), American NFL football quarterback from Mathews, Louisiana
  • Brigadier-General Fremont Byron Hodson (1894-1974), American Commanding General New Orleans Port of Embarkation (1943)
  • Richard H. Hodson, American politician, Mayor of Hopatcong, New Jersey, 2007
  • O. A. Hodson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 42nd District, 1955-58
  • Lloyd M. Hodson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1972
  • Ermil D. Hodson, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1937-38
  • Edward W. Hodson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Devoe Pell Hodson (1856-1932), American Democrat politician, Member, New York State Public Service Commission, 1914-19; Candidate for New York State Attorney General, 1917
  • Clarence Hodson, American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1932-34
  • Charlotte Hodson, American politician, First Selectman of New Haven, Connecticut, 1947-50
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hodson Historic Events


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Hodson Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harold C Hodson, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Hodson, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: Miseris succurrere disco
Motto Translation: I learn to succour the distressed.


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Hodson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Hodson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hodson 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.

This page was last modified on 7 November 2016 at 14:25.

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