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
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
23Hampstead70.02
24Odcombe71.12
25Coity70.18
26Cannington70.50
27St Helier70.02
28Loughborough70.05
29Bathford60.62
30Chelsea60.01
31East Coker50.49
32Trevethin50.03
33Broughton50.02
34Llangynidr50.14
35Paddington5-
36Martock50.16
37Manchester5-
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
51Bothal20.05
52Potterspury20.12
53Ashton under Lyne2-
54Hornsey20.01
55Walton on the Hill2-
56Marske in Cleveland20.04
57Llanelli20.03
58Oxford1-
59Ashby de la Zouch10.01
60Barony1-
61St Pancras1-
62Muchelney10.39
63Isleworth10.01
64Dodington11.10
65Taunton10.01
66Bolton le Moors1-
67Wilsford10.15
68Spaxton10.11
69St John10.06
70Halifax1-
71Backwell10.10
72Holborn1-
73Wells10.01
74Sefton10.01
75Newmarket10.02
76South Petherton10.04
77Burslem1-
78Bradford1-
79Tynemouth1-
80Hanwell10.02
81Wellington10.02
82Bridgwater10.01

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
6Kinsale10.02
7Dublin1-
8Tipperary10.02
9Glasnevin10.02
10Aughaval10.02

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