Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Croatian, Serbian, or Czech : from a short form of an Old Slavic personal name formed with hod ‘good’, as for example Hodislav or Hoděmysl.
  • Polish and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : probably from a variant spelling of chodak ‘clog’, ‘wooden shoe’, a metonymic occupational name for a clog maker.