The Japanese surnames etymology dictionary.
Kumamoto-ken Yatsushiro-shi · Oosaka-fu · Kanagawa-ken . Distribution including Hodoyoshi as well. Creation . Kumamoto-ken Hitoyoshi-shi Futsuko told the Edo Period from Sagara Bunko, the lord of Haniyoshi of the Han Clan. Moderately it means "just good degree". "Noh" is a favorable character. In Oosaka-fu tell him that he changed pronunciation from Hodoyoku to Hodo Yoshi in the Tokyo era.