Dudderidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Dudderidge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dudderidge research. Another 71 words (5 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...
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Dudderidge migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [1]

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

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Citations

  1. ^ 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
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