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Where did the Scottish Huddleston family come from? What is the Scottish Huddleston family crest and coat of arms? When did the Huddleston family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Huddleston family history?

The surname Huddleston was derived from a pre-existing place named Huddleston in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The place name is in turn derived from the Old English personal name Hudel.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Huddleston, Hoddleston, Hodleston, Hiddleston, Hiddlestone and many more.

First found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huddleston research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1774, 1296, 1583, 1655, 1608 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Huddleston History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 113 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huddleston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huddleston Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • John Huddleston, who settled in Maine in 1622

Huddleston Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Joseph Henry Huddleston, a child apprentice, who arrived in Barbados in 1755
  • Thomas Huddleston, who came to Maryland in 1775

Huddleston Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • David Huddleston, who arrived in New York in 1838

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  • George Huddleston Jr. (1920-1971), American Democratic politician, Representative from Alabama (1955-1965)
  • David William Huddleston (b. 1930), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor, best known for his roles in Blazing Saddles, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Big Lebowski
  • George Huddleston (1869-1960), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama (1915-1937)
  • Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston (b. 1926), retired American politician, United States Senator from Kentucky (1973-1985)
  • Mark W. Huddleston, American academic, 19th President of the University of New Hampshire
  • Floyd Huddleston (1918-1991), American Academy Award nominated songwriter, screenwriter, and television producer, best known for his work on The AristoCats (1970), 101 Dalmatians (1996) and Robin Hood (1973)
  • Sir Trevor Huddleston (1913-1998), British Anglican prelate and anti-apartheid activist, Anglican bishop of Masasi, Tanzania, Mauritius, and of the Indian Ocean
  • Sir John Walter Huddleston (1815-1890), Baron Huddleston, English judge of the Exchequer of Pleas
  • Major-General Sir Hubert Jervoise Huddleston GCMG GBE CB DSO (1880-1950), British General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District
  • William Huddleston (1826-1894), British colonial administrator, Governor of Madras in 1881

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  • Jarriot Morgan Huddleston Family, 1775- by Tim Huddleston.
  • Josiah Dunn Huddleston, 1782-1865: Ancestors and Descendants by Irma Huddleston Bloom.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Soli Deo honor et gloria
Motto Translation: Honour and glory be to God alone.

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  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Huddleston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Huddleston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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