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-
27Hertfordshire7-
28Brecknockshire70.01
29Cambridgeshire5-
30Buckinghamshire5-
31Northumberland3-
32Northamptonshire2-
33Worcestershire2-
34Oxfordshire1-
35Lanarkshire1-
36Lincolnshire1-
37Suffolk1-

Highest Incidence of Hodders in UK Settlements

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

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

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