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Hodson Name Meaning

English:: variant of Hudson . patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hod(e) a variant of Ode + -son. See Ott and Oates . variant of Hodgson . variant of Hodsdon . variant of Hotston perhaps a habitational name from a lost place in Harting (Sussex) from an Old English personal name Hod (genitive Hoddes) + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ (compare Hodsdon ). The placename may survive in the name Hudsons Copse in that parish in which case it could be a source of the surnames Hotson Hodson Hudson and Hutson in Sussex.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Howson, Hodgson, Hobson, Hudson, Dodson, Hopson, Hodsdon, Eidson

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Where is the Hodson family from?

You can see how Hodson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 87 Hodson families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hodson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hodson families in 1911.
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What did your Hodson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hodson. 37% of Hodson men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Hodson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodson were Laborer and Income. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Income
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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hodson. For the veterans among your Hodson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hodson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hodson in 1947 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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