The rich and ancient history of the Doiddham family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the short form of Rodger or Roger.
Early Origins of the Doiddham family
The surname Doiddham 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 Doiddham family
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Doiddham Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Doiddham have been found, including Dodman, Doddman, Duddman, Dudman, Doidman and many more.
Early Notables of the Doiddham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doiddham family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Doiddham, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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.