The name Maghoode is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Maghoode is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Maghoode may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Maghoode family
The surname Maghoode 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 Maghoode family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maghoode research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816 and are included under the topic Early Maghoode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Maghoode Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Maghoode are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Maghoode include: Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Maghoode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maghoode family to Ireland
Some of the Maghoode 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 Maghoode family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Maghoode or a variant listed above: 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.