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The name Hudson has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the name Hudd, a pet form of both Hugh and Richard. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The surname Hudson features the patronymic suffix -son, which was most common in the north of England and superseded other patronymic suffixes in popularity during the 14th century.

Hudson Early Origins



The surname Hudson was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was John Hudsone, Hutson who was listed in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield in 1323. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Johannes Hudson; Johannes Hudeson; and Adam Huddeson. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
There are numerous entries for the name further north in Scotland. One of the first on record there was James Hudson, a charter witness in Kelso in 1466. John Hudsone and Willie Hutson were tenants on land of the Abbey of Kelso in 1567. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The castle of Woodcroft in Etton, Northampton was the scene of a rather gruesome event of one of the family. "Castle Woodcroft, is said to have been the scene of the murder of Dr. Hudson, chaplain of Charles I., who was forced over the battlements by the parliamentarian forces stationed here, who, hacking with their swords the hands by which he endeavoured to cling to the walls, caused him to fall into the moat beneath, where he was instantly put to death. The castle has been restored by Earl Fitzwilliam; the tower from which Dr. Hudson was thrown, and the moat in which he was killed, are still entire." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hudson Spelling Variations


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Hudson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hudson include Hudson, Hutson and others.

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Hudson Early History


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Hudson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hudson research. Another 449 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1766, 1766, 1567, 1660, 1637, 1612, 1560, 1611, 1619, 1682, 1662, 1719, 1615 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hudson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hudson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hudson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Henry Hudson (1560-1611), English navigator explorer for whom the Hudson's Bay, Canada is named; Jeffrey Hudson (1619-c.1682), an English court dwarf at the court of Queen Henrietta Maria, nicknamed the "Queen's...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hudson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hudson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hudson, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Hudson, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • William Hudson, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1631
  • Suzan Hudson, aged 20, landed in St Christopher in 1634
  • Francis Hudson, aged 36, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hudson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susannah Hudson, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Roger Hudson, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Susana Hudson, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Susanah Hudson, who arrived in Virginia in 1718
  • Hannah Hudson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hudson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Hudson, aged 22, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Hy Hudson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Michael Hudson, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Joe Hudson, aged 14, landed in New York in 1854
  • Henry Hudson, who landed in Arkansas in 1882
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hudson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Hudson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Richard Hudson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Barney Hudson U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 364 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hudson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Hudson, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Patrick Hudson, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • George R Hudson, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Hudson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hudson, British convict from Barbadoes, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • James Hudson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Thomas Hudson, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Joseph Hudson a plasterer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Jane Hudson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hudson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Hudson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • William Hudson, aged 27, a cabinet maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Hudson, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Hanry Hudson, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Ann Hudson, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hudson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hudson (post 1700)



  • Captain William Levereth Hudson USN (1794-1862), United States Navy officer
  • Timothy Adam "Tim" Hudson (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Atlanta Braves
  • Saul Hudson (b. 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, English musician and songwriter, best known as the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Joseph Lowthian Hudson (1846-1912), English-born, American merchant who founded the Hudson's department store, Detroit and providing the seed capital for the Hudson Motor Car Company in 1909
  • Rock Hudson (1925-1985), born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr., legendary American four-time Golden Globe Award winning actor, best known for his comedic roles with Doris Day
  • Kate Hudson (b. 1979), American Oscar-nominated actress
  • Ernie Hudson (b. 1945), American actor and playwright
  • Brett Hudson (b. 1953), American musician, singer, and songwriter, one of the Hudson Brothers
  • Robert George Spencer Hudson (1895-1965), English geologist and paleontologist
  • Ray Hudson (b. 1955), English former football player and coach
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hudson Historic Events


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Hudson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Daniel Hudson, British Barman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. John Henry Couch Hudson, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. R. William Hudson, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. James Lloyd Hudson (1921-1941), Australian Signalman from Sandgate, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Gilbert Wilbert Wilfred Hudson, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. G R Hudson, British Commander, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Edward E Hudson, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Edward A Hudson, British Telegraphist, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. A Hudson, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Vincent Hudson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Melina Kristina Hudson (1972-1988), American Student from Albany, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Sophie Ailette Miriam Hudson (1962-1988), French Passenger from Paris, France, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Josephine Lisa Hudson (1966-1988), English Nurse from London, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Hudson


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Suggested Readings for the name Hudson



  • Della Elizabeth Butler Hudson Be.
  • : Her Family and Ancestors by Martha Ann Butler.
  • Genealogy and History of the Garmire-Dunmire and Hudson Families: Also Some Family Lines, Snedeker, Wyckoff, Van Voorhies, Gutshall, Shockar, Addleman, Jacob, Parker of Chester Co., Penn., Frey, and Frankhouser by Live M. Garmire-Parker.

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  11. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Hudson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hudson 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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