The name Cudding originated with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from Cuthbert
in the patronymic
form where it was used as son of Cutt.
Early Origins of the Cudding family
The surname Cudding 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 Cudding family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cudding research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Cudding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cudding Spelling Variations
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 Cudding 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.
Early Notables of the Cudding family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Cudding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cudding family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cudding arrived in North America very early: Richard Cutting and his brother William were amongst the first settlers in the New World. They left from Ipswich England
on the ship "Elizabeth".