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.
Early Origins of the Huddleston family
The surname Huddleston was 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. The parish of Sawston in Cambridgeshire
was home to a branch of this illustrious family in early times. "The ancient manor-house here of the Huddleston family was visited by Queen Mary, who spent some time in it." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Huddleston family
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Huddleston Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Huddleston, Hoddleston, Hodleston, Hiddleston, Hiddlestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Huddleston family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Huddleston who inherited the manor of Sawston in Cambridge in 1496 through his marriage to Isabel, fifth daughter of John, Marquess of Montecute; Sir John Huddleston (1517-1557) of Sawston, Cambridgeshire
, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Cambridgeshire
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Migration of the Huddleston family to the New World and Oceana
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 settled in Maryland in 1775
Huddleston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Huddleston, who arrived in New York in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Huddleston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Huddleston, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
Huddleston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick Huddleston, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "China" in 1856
- Frank Huddleston, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "China" in 1856
- George Huddleston, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "China" in 1856
- Kate Huddleston, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "China" in 1856
- Fanny Huddleston, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "China" in 1856
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Contemporary Notables of the name Huddleston (post 1700)
- David William Huddleston (1930-2016), American Emmy Award nominated actor, best known for his roles in Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Big Lebowski
- 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)
- Mark W. Huddleston, American academic, 19th President of the University of New Hampshire
- Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston (b. 1926), retired American politician, United States Senator from Kentucky (1973-1985)
- George Huddleston Jr. (1920-1971), American Democratic politician, Representative from Alabama (1955-1965)
- George Huddleston (1869-1960), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama (1915-1937)
- Ferdinand Huddleston (1812-1890), English cricketer, active in the early 1840s
- Sir John Walter Huddleston (1815-1890), Baron Huddleston, English judge of the Exchequer of Pleas
- Sisley Huddleston (1883-1952), British journalist and writer imprisoned by the Free French in 1944, as a Vichy collaborator
- William Huddleston (1826-1894), British colonial administrator, Governor of Madras in 1881
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Suggested Readings for the name Huddleston
- Jarriot Morgan Huddleston Family, 1775- by Tim Huddleston.
- Josiah Dunn Huddleston, 1782-1865: Ancestors and Descendants by Irma Huddleston Bloom.