Hodder - Surname Meaning

This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Hodder.' I cannot find the spot. It is evident that it must be looked for in Yorkshire.

Anabilla de Hodre, 1379: ibid.

Isabella de Hedre, 1379: ibid.

1763. Married — Henry Beaton and Mary Hodder: St. George, Hanover Square.

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

Hodder was a frequent name in Exmouth in the 17th century (Webb.) The name is now represented in the Kingsbridge district.

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain (1890) by Henry Brougham Guppy

A river of Yorkshire tributary to the Ribble. But there is a Le Hoder in H.R. denoting some occupation.

Patronymica Britannica, written: 1838-1860 by Mark Antony Lower

Hodder - Surname Distribution

Hodder Distribution in the United Kingdom in 1881

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* Statistics based on the 1881 census of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands & Isle of Man

Highest Incidence of Hodders in UK Counties and Dependencies

RankCountyNo. of People% of Region
1Dorset3050.16
2Middlesex1550.01
3Somerset1360.03
4Surrey1190.01
5Devon1180.02
6Hampshire1090.02
7Kent790.01
8Gloucestershire600.01
9Essex370.01
10Cornwall340.01
11Glamorganshire300.01
12Durham27-
13Warwickshire26-
14Yorkshire25-
15Nottinghamshire240.01
16Channel Islands200.02
17Lancashire16-
18Staffordshire16-
19Berkshire160.01
20Wiltshire160.01
21Sussex13-
22Cheshire12-
23Monmouthshire9-
24Leicestershire8-
25Midlothian8-
26Derbyshire8-
27Brecknockshire70.01
28Hertfordshire7-
29Buckinghamshire5-
30Cambridgeshire5-
31Northumberland3-
32Northamptonshire2-
33Worcestershire2-
34Lanarkshire1-
35Lincolnshire1-
36Suffolk1-
37Oxfordshire1-

Highest Incidence of Hodders in UK Settlements

RankSettlementNo. of People% of Settlement
1Nottingham210.02
2Frome190.17
3Stepney18-
4Chard170.30
5Islington170.01
6Winsham161.86
7Kensington160.01
8Bedminster160.04
9Westminster150.01
10Kingston upon Hull120.02
11Rimpton124.62
12Hackney100.01
13Poplar90.01
14Clerkenwell80.01
15Wolstanton80.02
16Fulham80.02
17Willesden80.03
18Edinburgh8-
19Tottenham80.02
20St Peter-Port80.05
21Timsbury80.56
22London80.01
23Odcombe71.12
24Coity70.18
25Cannington70.50
26St Helier70.02
27Loughborough70.05
28Hampstead70.02
29Bathford60.62
30Chelsea60.01
31Llangynidr50.14
32Paddington5-
33Martock50.16
34Manchester5-
35East Coker50.49
36Trevethin50.03
37Broughton50.02
38Walthamstow40.02
39Wednesbury40.02
40St Andrew40.35
41Yeovil30.03
42St Marylebone3-
43Radford30.01
44Burton upon Trent30.01
45Royston30.08
46Acton30.02
47Milverton30.17
48Attercliffe30.01
49Leeds3-
50Publow30.56
51Potterspury20.12
52Ashton under Lyne2-
53Hornsey20.01
54Walton on the Hill2-
55Marske in Cleveland20.04
56Llanelli20.03
57Bothal20.05
58Dodington11.10
59Taunton10.01
60Bolton le Moors1-
61Wilsford10.15
62Spaxton10.11
63St John10.06
64Halifax1-
65Backwell10.10
66Holborn1-
67Wells10.01
68Sefton10.01
69Newmarket10.02
70South Petherton10.04
71Burslem1-
72Bradford1-
73Tynemouth1-
74Hanwell10.02
75Wellington10.02
76Bridgwater10.01
77Oxford1-
78Ashby de la Zouch10.01
79Barony1-
80St Pancras1-
81Muchelney10.39
82Isleworth10.01

Hodder Distribution in Ireland in 1901

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* Statistics based on the 1901 census or Ireland

Highest Incidence of Hodders in Irish Counties

RankCountyNo. of People% of Region
1Cork10-
2Antrim4-
3Dublin2-
4Londonderry2-
5Tipperary1-
6Mayo1-

Highest Incidence of Hodders in Irish Settlements

RankSettlementNo. of People% of Settlement
1Cork4-
2Belfast4-
3Liscleary30.37
4Lissan20.07
5Fermoy20.03
6Dublin1-
7Tipperary10.02
8Glasnevin10.02
9Aughaval10.02
10Kinsale10.02

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