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

The Hudgins name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hudgins is derived from the son of Hodge.

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hudgins were recorded, including Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.

First found in Gloucestershire 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 Hudgins research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1524, 1798, 1866 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Hudgins History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hudgins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hudgins family emigrate to North America: Edmund Hodgkin arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; Mary Hodgkin settled in Virginia in 1638 with her husband; William Hodgkins settled in Virginia in 1698.

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  • David Hudgins (b. 1965), American television writer and producer
  • Andrew Hudgins (b. 1951), American poet
  • Terrell Hudgins (b. 1987), American football wide receiver
  • John Michael Hudgins (b. 1981), former American minor league pitcher
  • Cathernine M. "Cathy" Hudgins, American Democratic member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors


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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: Sans dieu rien
Motto Translation: Without God nothing.

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The Hudgins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hudgins 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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