The ancient name of Maghold finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a maker of hoods. The surname Maghold is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Maghold may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Maghold family
The surname Maghold 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 Maghold family
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Maghold Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Maghold family name include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Maghold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maghold family to Ireland
Some of the Maghold family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Maghold family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Maghold surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.