Spelling variations of this family name include: Hodge, Hodges and others.
First found in Northumberland where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Hodge settled in the Barbados in 1695; John Hodge settled in Maine in 1623; another John Hodge settled in New Jersey in 1685; Benjamin Hodges settled in Maryland in 1633.
Motto: Dant lucem crescentibus orti.
Motto Translated: Rising from the crescents they give light.