name Cuddman comes from when its first bearer worked as a servant of someone named Cade,
or a person who packed herring into barrels or made the barrels themselves. The surname may also be derived from the Old English personal name Cædmon,
which was the name of a poet who died around 680 AD. According to the Venerable Bede, Cædmon was an illiterate herdsman who received divine inspiration in a dream to enter a monastery and write religious poetry. He is principally known for the work entitled "Cædmon's Hymn."
Early Origins of the Cuddman family
The surname Cuddman was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Caedmon who lived in the 7th century was the first English Christian poet, his poetry was based on the Scriptures.
Early History of the Cuddman family
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Cuddman 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 Cuddman include Cadman, Cadiman, Caddman, Caedman, Caedmon, Chadman, Catman, Cattman, Katman, Kadman, Kaddman, Cudman, Cuddman, Cutman, Cuttman, Codman, Coddman, Coadman, Codeman, Caidman, Cadsman, Cadesman, Cattsman, Coldman, Caldman, Caldmen and many more.
Early Notables of the Cuddman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cuddman 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 Cuddman or a variant listed above: Joe Cadman and his wife Hannah who settled in Georgia in 1733; Warner Cadman arrived in New England
in 1764; Jonas Cadiman arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743.