The Mahoold name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a maker of hoods. The surname Mahoold is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Mahoold may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Mahoold family
The surname Mahoold 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 Mahoold family
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Mahoold Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Mahoold has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Mahoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mahoold family to Ireland
Some of the Mahoold family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Mahoold family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mahoold were among those contributors: 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.