The objective of this group is to trace and find the connections between as many of the Hotchkiss lines as possible. For those lines which have not yet been linked, we would like to be able to determine, whether they are linked, and how much farther back we are likely to need to go to find the connection. We also believe this name to be of Norman origin. We are hoping to somehow find a way to trace this Norman origin. One such ancient Norman name which may be related is 'Hrod'. I am particularly interested in proving the relationship between several of the lines we have already traced, but ot yet linked.