Wales. It is a Celtic name that was derived from Cudde or Codling, which were both pet-forms of the personal name Cuthbert. However, the Old English words "cod" and "codd," which mean bag, were used to refer to the belly or stomach c. 1250. Thus, Cude may be a nickname surname applied to someone whose belly was thought to resemble a bag. During the 16th century, a codder was a worker in leather, a saddler, or a peltmonger. Thus, Cude may also be an occupational surname applied to someone involved in one of these trades.
Early Origins of the Cude family
Cornwall, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cude family
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Cude Spelling Variations
Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Cude has occasionally been spelled Code, Codd, Codde, Coad, Coade and others.
Early Notables of the Cude family (pre 1700)
(c. 1648-1709), born in Penryn, Cornwall, he left England...
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Migration of the Cude family to Ireland
Some of the Cude family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cude family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Cude:
Cude Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cude Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cude (post 1700)
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