Maghoit is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a maker of hoods. The surname Maghoit is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Maghoit may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Maghoit family
The surname Maghoit 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.
Early History of the Maghoit family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maghoit research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816 and are included under the topic Early Maghoit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Maghoit 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 Maghoit has appeared include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Maghoit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maghoit family to Ireland
Some of the Maghoit 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.
Migration of the Maghoit family to the New World and Oceana
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 Maghoit 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.