The name Dudhan was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the short form of Rodger or Roger.
Early Origins of the Dudhan family
The surname Dudhan 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 Dudhan family
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Dudhan Spelling Variations
Dudhan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Dudhan have been found, including Dodman, Doddman, Duddman, Dudman, Doidman and many more.
Early Notables of the Dudhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dudhan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dudhans to arrive on North American shores: 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.