When Allan Cochrane Hood was born on 5 February 1882, in Howick Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Hood, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Cochrane, was 39. He married Mary McLeod on 24 December 1903. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Manitoba, Canada in 1916 and Marquette, Woodlands, Woodlands Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada in 1926. He died on 30 July 1952, in Basswood, Saskatchewan Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Basswood, Saskatchewan Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English hod, hood, hodde ‘hood’, either for someone who wore a hood (like the medieval folk hero Robin Hood) or who made and sold hoods. In Kent and Sussex the name may sometimes have been confused with Hoad .
English: from the Middle English personal name Hod(e), a variant of Ode or Odd with prosthetic H-; see Ott and Oates and compare Hodson 2.
English and Scottish: variant of Hudd, from the Middle English personal name Hudde, Hutte, which could represent Old English Hud(d)a or its ancient Germanic equivalent Hud(d)o, but is more likely from Anglo-Norman French Hud(de), a pet form of Hugh.