In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Dudderidge surname lived close to a region called Dodda's
ridge. The name is derived from the local of Dodridge,
likely in Devon
or the southwest country.
Early Origins of the Dudderidge family
The surname Dudderidge 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.
Early History of the Dudderidge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dudderidge research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1555, 1628, 1650, 1621, 1625, 1610, 1666, 1646, 1656 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dudderidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dudderidge Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Dudderidge are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dudderidge include: Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Dudderidge family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Doddridge (1555-1628), an English lawyer, justice of the king's bench, Member of Parliament; Pentecost Dodderidge (died 1650), an English politician who sat in the... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dudderidge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dudderidge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dudderidge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Francis Dudderidge, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
Contemporary Notables of the name Dudderidge (post 1700)
- Phil Dudderidge (b. 1949), English sound engineer who worked with Led Zeppelin and co-founder of Soundcraft Electronics
- John Webster Dudderidge (1906-2004), British canoer at the 1936 Summer Olympics