× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The name of Cudmore is Celtic in origin, arising from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name is directly derived from when the Cudmore family lived on Cudmore Farm in Bampton, in the county of Devon. The surname Cudmore belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cudmore Early Origins



The surname Cudmore was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Close

Cudmore Spelling Variations


Expand

Cudmore Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. As a result, people could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Cudmore name over the years has been spelled Cudmore, Cadmore, Cadmoor, Cudmoor, Goodmore, Cudmor, Goodmer, Goodmoir and many more.

Close

Cudmore Early History


Expand

Cudmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cudmore research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Cudmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Cudmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Cudmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cudmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Cudmore In Ireland


Expand

Cudmore In Ireland



Some of the Cudmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Cudmore:

Cudmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Cudmore, a bonded passenger who arrived in Virginia in 1750

Cudmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cudmore, who was naturalized in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1830
  • John Cudmore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830
  • Daniel Cudmore, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832
  • Anne Cudmore, who settled in Detroit in 1854

Cudmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Collier Robert Cudmore, aged 24, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Ferderick William Cudmore, aged 22, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Henry Cudmore, aged 29, who landed in America from Torrington, England, in 1911
  • Gladys Cudmore, aged 8, who landed in America from Torrington, England, in 1912
  • Elizabeth Cudmore, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Torrington, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cudmore Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Harold Cudmore, aged 38, who settled in London Ontario, Canada, in 1913

Cudmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Harris Cudmore, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Pat. Cudmore, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"
  • James Cudmore, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"
  • Mary Cudmore, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"
  • Anne Cudmore, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Cudmore (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Cudmore (post 1700)



  • Alexander Cudmore (1888-1944), American silver medalist soccer player at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • J. Homer Cudmore, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1934, 1936
  • Elizabeth J. Cudmore, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Byron G. Cudmore, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • Sedley Anthony Cudmore B.A. M.A., (1878-1945), Canadian economist, Canada's second Dominion Statistician
  • Leah Renee Cudmore (b. 1985), Canadian actress and singer
  • Sir Collier Robert Cudmore (1885-1971), Australian lawyer, politician, gold medalist rower at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Daniel Cudmore (b. 1981), Canadian actor from British Columbia, best known for his role as Colossus in the X-Men movies
  • Jamie Cudmore (b. 1978), Canadian rugby union player
  • Derek George Cudmore, Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 1971 to 1974

Close

Cudmore Family Crest Products


Expand

Cudmore Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Cudmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cudmore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 June 2016 at 02:21.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter