. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.
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One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cudden has appeared 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.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cudden arrived in North America very early:
Cudden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John, Daniel, Hugh, James Cudden, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1857 and 1868
Cudden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Cudden, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
- Sarah Cudden, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874