Origins of the Hodgson surname

What does the name Hodgson mean?

The Hodgson surname is found commonly in England, where it has been found as early as the 1300s, and is thought to have Norman history. It is a patronymic name, given to those were the son or heir of a Roger or 'Hodge' (a common medieval diminutive of the same name), a popular Norman name during the medieval period.

Alternative variations of the name Hodgson

Hodgson, Hodson, Hodgeson, Hodsdon, Hodgin

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OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 4671North West 2552Isle of Man 40Yorkshire 6164East Midlands 536West Midlands 162East 247London 4703South East 717South West 146South Wales 45Mid Wales 12West Wales 8North Wales 36Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

In 1921, most Hodgsons lived in yorkshire

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175th most common surname in the UK

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Common jobs for Hodgsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common female occupations for Hodgsons in 1921



Cotton Weaver


House Servant


General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


Common male occupations for Hodgsons in 1921

Coal Miner






General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


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