Thomas Hood

6 February 1804–
Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Hood was born on 6 February 1804, his father, James Hood, was 25 and his mother, Catharine Symes, was 22.

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Family Time Line

James Hood
1778–1841
Catharine Symes
1782–
Thomas Hood
1804–
John Hood
1805–
Charles Hood
1808–1848
George Hood
1810–
William Hood
1812–
Sarah Hood
1814–1899
Ann Hood
1816–
Mary Hood
1818–
Joseph Hood
1824–

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World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 4

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 11

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1843

Age 39

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements. In some cases the name may be habitational, from places called Hood, in Devon (possibly ‘hoodshaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, a personal name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of an Ulster family who were bards to the O’Neills of Clandeboy. It was later altered to Mac hUid. Compare Mahood .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Hood, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Thomas Hood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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