The generations and branches of the Cudant family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Cudant comes from Cuthbert
in the patronymic
form where it was used as son of Cutt.
Early Origins of the Cudant family
The surname Cudant was first found in Norfolk
. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.
Early History of the Cudant family
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Cudant Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cudant include Cutting, Cudden, Cudding, Cuttin, Cutten, Cuttan, Cuddan, Cuddin, Cuddon, Cuding, Cuting, Cuden, Cutin, Cutine, Cudan, Cudane, Coudan, Couding, Coutting, Coutten, Couttan, Couttin, Cutton and many more.
Early Notables of the Cudant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cudant family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cudant or a variant listed above: Richard Cutting and his brother William were amongst the first settlers in the New World. They left from Ipswich England
on the ship "Elizabeth".