Duddham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Duddham has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the short form of Rodger or Roger.

Early Origins of the Duddham family

The surname Duddham 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. [1] 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 of Cornwall in 1206. Thomas, Walter and John Dudeman were all listed in London in 1199 and Gilbert Dodeman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: Henry Dodeman in Wiltshire; William Dodeman in Huntingdonshire; and Peter Dodeman in Kent. [3]

Important Dates for the Duddham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duddham research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 106 and 1066 are included under the topic Early Duddham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duddham Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Duddham include Dodman, Doddman, Duddman, Dudman, Doidman and many more.

Early Notables of the Duddham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Duddham family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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