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The saga of the name Hoods follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Hoods is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood, and hodde, which all come from the Old English word hod, which means hood. Occasionally, Hoods may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.

Hoods Early Origins



The surname Hoods was first found in Devon 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.

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Hoods Spelling Variations


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Hoods Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hoods were recorded, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.

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Hoods Early History


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Hoods Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoods research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816 and are included under the topic Early Hoods History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoods Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoods Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoods Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoods In Ireland


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Hoods In Ireland



Some of the Hoods family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hoods family emigrate to North America:

Hoods Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hoods, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Hoods Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Hoods settled in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Hoods Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoods 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 1 March 2016 at 14:38.

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