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Born in Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA on 1720 to Thomas Hood and Jane. William married Margery Jordan and had a child. William married Margaret and had 6 children. He passed away on 1775 in Amelia, Virginia, USA.
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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 ‘hood-shaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’).