The name Oades was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the island in 1066. It is a name for a on a heath, or perhaps in Hoath, in Kent
. The place-name and the surname are derived from the Old English word hoth
(with a long o), which means heath. The surname means "dweller at the heath," while the place-name means "place at the heath." Hoath was recorded as La Hathe at some point in the 13th century.
Early Origins of the Oades family
The surname Oades was first found in Sussex
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 Oades family
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Oades Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Oades family name include Hoad, Hoath, O'Hode, Oade, Oades, Oadt, Odo and others.
Early Notables of the Oades family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oades family to Ireland
Some of the Oades family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Oades family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Oades family to immigrate North America: John Hoadley who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1632; Nicholas Hoad, who settled in New England
in 1680; as well as Martin Oadt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738..
The Oades Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Veritas et patria
Motto Translation: Truth and faith.