The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Doidmen came from the short form of Rodger or Roger.
Early Origins of the Doidmen family
The surname Doidmen 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 Doidmen family
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Doidmen Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Doidmen family name include Dodman, Doddman, Duddman, Dudman, Doidman and many more.
Early Notables of the Doidmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doidmen family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Doidmen surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.