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Where did the English Huddleston family come from? 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 and are said to be originally of Saxon descent.

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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 originally held Millom Castle at Millom, now in Cumbria. Godard be Boyvill was granted a manor on the site and held the Manor of Millom c. 1134. His granddaughter married into the Hudleston family and ownership was passed in c. 1240. John Hudleston was given a licence to crenellate in 1335. Over the centuries the castle has fallen into ruin and is now used as a farmhouse.


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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, 1496, 1517, 1557, 1553, 1554, 1554, 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 211 words(15 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 United States in the 17th Century


  • John Huddleston, who settled in Maine in 1622

Huddleston Settlers in 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 United States in the 19th Century


  • David Huddleston, who arrived in New York in 1838

Huddleston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Huddleston, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester"

Huddleston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Frederick Huddleston arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "China" in 1856
  • Frank Huddleston arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "China" in 1856
  • George Huddleston arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "China" in 1856
  • Kate Huddleston arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "China" in 1856
  • Fanny Huddleston arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "China" in 1856


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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 John Walter Huddleston (1815-1890), Baron Huddleston, English judge of the Exchequer of Pleas
  • Ferdinand Huddleston (1812-1890), English cricketer, active in the early 1840s
  • Sir Trevor Huddleston (1913-1998), British Anglican prelate and anti-apartheid activist, Anglican bishop of Masasi, Tanzania, Mauritius, and of the Indian Ocean
  • Major-General Sir Hubert Jervoise Huddleston GCMG GBE CB DSO (1880-1950), British General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District

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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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