The name Maghoold is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Maghoold is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Maghoold may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Maghoold family
The surname Maghoold 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 Maghoold family
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Maghoold 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 Maghoold 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 Maghoold include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Maghoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maghoold family to Ireland
Some of the Maghoold 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 Maghoold 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 Maghoold 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.