name Horsegod comes from the late Old English personal names Osgod
which were derived from the Old Norse name Asgautr
and the Old Danish and Old Swedish names Asgut
The common forms of this name in Normandy
Early Origins of the Horsegod family
The surname Horsegod was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Horsegod family
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Horsegod 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 Horsegod were recorded, including Osgoode, Osgood, Hosgood, Hosgoode and others.
Early Notables of the Horsegod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horsegod family to the New World and Oceana
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 Horsegod family emigrate to North America: Christopher Osgood who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630; along with Elizabeth; John and Mary Osgood settled in New England
in 1630; William, Sarah and four children settled in New England