The origins of the name Doddhan are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the short form of Rodger or Roger.
Early Origins of the Doddhan family
The surname Doddhan was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from very early times. The name dates back to the Exon Domesday where a class of men were called Dodomanni, later to be known as Dodeman and Deudman. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Dudman was an ancient personal name
implying quality or some employment. Goduin filius
Dudeman was the first on record of the family having been listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086 in Kent
. About ten years later, Goduine Dudumani was listed ay Bury in Suffolk
c. 1095 and later Dudeman was listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1206. Thomas, Walter and John Dudeman were all listed in London in 1199 and Gilbert Dodeman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1275. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list the following: Henry Dodeman in Wiltshire; William Dodeman in Huntingdonshire; and Peter Dodeman in Kent. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Doddhan family
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Doddhan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Doddhan has been spelled many different ways, including Dodman, Doddman, Duddman, Dudman, Doidman and many more.
Early Notables of the Doddhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doddhan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Doddhans to arrive in North America: John Dodman who settled in Virginia in 1637; Henry Dudman settled in Virginia in 1635; Phillip Dudeman who settled in Philadelphia in the year 1733.