Perhaps alteration of dialectal hotfrom Middle English pannierfrom Old French hotteof Germanic origin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Alteration of Middle English hott (“pannier”), from Old French hotte, from Frankish *hotta (“basket”).
Hod Sentence Examples
This scholar in a brochure published in 1852 produced evidence from the exchequer accounts and the court rolls of the manor of Wakefield showing that a "Robyn Hod" and a "Robertus Hood" were living in this reign.
He married in January 1562 Anne, daughter of George Barnes, Lord Mayor of London and widow of Alexander Ca rleill, whose son-in-law Christopher Hod desdon was closely associated with maritime and commercial enterprise.