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
17Wiltshire160.01
18Lancashire16-
19Staffordshire16-
20Berkshire160.01
21Sussex13-
22Cheshire12-
23Monmouthshire9-
24Derbyshire8-
25Leicestershire8-
26Midlothian8-
27Brecknockshire70.01
28Hertfordshire7-
29Buckinghamshire5-
30Cambridgeshire5-
31Northumberland3-
32Northamptonshire2-
33Worcestershire2-
34Oxfordshire1-
35Lanarkshire1-
36Lincolnshire1-
37Suffolk1-

Highest Incidence of Hodders in UK Settlements

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

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-
3Londonderry2-
4Dublin2-
5Tipperary1-
6Mayo1-

Highest Incidence of Hodders in Irish Settlements

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

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