Mahood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mahood finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Mahood is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood, and hodde, which all come from the Old English word hod, which means hood. [1] [2]

Occasionally, Mahood may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon. "In the poem 'Robin Hood(e) and Guy(e) of Gisborne' the name is variantly Hood and Hoode; but the form is Hode in 'A Lytell Geste [Story] of Robyn Hode.'" [3]

"The leader of the Surrey men in A.D. 853 was named Huda (Anglo-Saxon Chron., s.a.)." [4]

Early Origins of the Mahood family

The surname Mahood was first found in Devon where Osberus Hod was the first record of the name in the source Old English Bynames c. 1100-1130. In Cambridgeshire, Walter Hod was listed there c. 1200 and Gilbert Hodde was listed in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1225. Robert Hood (Hod) was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Yorkshire in 1230 and Philip Hodde, Hudde was found in Canterbury in 1305. [5]

In Somerset, John Hod was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [6] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included the name in a compound forms: Matilda Hud-doghter and Emma Hud-wyf. [7]

In Scotland, "a composition between Andrew, bishop of Moray and Robert Hude (or Hod) relating to the manor of Lamanbrid was made in 1225. Robertus Hud of Leth (Leith), witness in an Inchcolm charter c. 1220-26. Robertus Hod received a payment from the sheriff of Aberdeen, 1264." [4]

Early History of the Mahood family

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Mahood Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Mahood has been recorded under many different variations, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.

Early Notables of the Mahood family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Hood (fl. 1582-1598), the English mathematician, son of Thomas Hood, a merchant tailor of London, entered Merchant Taylors' School 7 Nov. 1567, and matriculated at Cambridge as a pensioner of Trinity College in November 1573. [8] Paul...
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Mahood Ranking

In the United States, the name Mahood is the 13,226th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [9]

Ireland Migration of the Mahood family to Ireland

Some of the Mahood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Mahood migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mahood or a variant listed above:

Mahood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Mahood, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [10]
  • Samuel Mahood, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [10]
  • Edwin B Mahood, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [10]

Australia Mahood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mahood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Mahood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [11]
  • James Mahood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [11]
  • Samuel Mahood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [11]
  • William Mahood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [11]
  • Joseph Mahood, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [12]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mahood (post 1700) +

  • William M. Mahood, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 7th District, 1893-96 [13]
  • Carol Mahood Huddart (b. 1938), Canadian judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and former President of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (1995-1997)


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  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  7. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  8. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  9. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  10. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  11. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  12. ^ South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml
  13. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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