Maghode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Maghode is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker of hoods. The surname Maghode 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, Maghode may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.

Early Origins of the Maghode family

The surname Maghode 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 Maghode family

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

Maghode Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Maghode has appeared include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.

Early Notables of the Maghode 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 Maghode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Maghode family to Ireland

Some of the Maghode 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 Maghode family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Maghode arrived in North America very early: 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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