Huyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Huyd family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Huyd comes from when one of the family worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Huyd 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, Huyd may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.

Early Origins of the Huyd family

The surname Huyd 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.

Important Dates for the Huyd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huyd research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816, 1689, 1752 and are included under the topic Early Huyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huyd Spelling Variations

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. Huyd has been spelled many different ways, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.

Early Notables of the Huyd family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Hood of Surrey; Paul Hood D.D. (died 1668), an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford; and Samuel...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huyd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Huyd family to Ireland

Some of the Huyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Huyd family

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 Huyds to arrive in North America: Adam Hood who settled in New Jersey in 1685; John Hood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hood settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682.

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