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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish female personal name Hodes (Hebrew Hadasa ‘myrtle’; English spelling Hadassah).
  • Polish : from a variant of Chodysz or Chadys, pet forms of the eastern Slavic personal name Chodor. Compare Hodor.
  • English : variant of Hood 1.

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