Duding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The lineage of the name Duding begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Doddington, a place name found at many locations throughout England. The name is made up of the Old English personal name Dodda, an Old English word that meant "enclosure," or "farm" and tun, which meant "town." Thus the original meaning of this place name was Dodda's farm or Dodda's town. [1]

Early Origins of the Duding family

The surname Duding was first found in Somerset at Doddington, which predates the Norman Conquest dating back to c. 975 when it was first listed as Dundingtune. By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, the village was known as Dodington. [2] There are other places similarly named in the Domesday Book but this is the only pre-Conquest village making it of Saxon origin. In early days, some of the family were found much further north in Cumberland at Kirk-Oswald where "the estates [of Kirk-Oswald] were granted by Elizabeth to the Dodding family." [3]

Alternatively, the family could have originated in the parish of Duddington in Northamptonshire. The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Dodintone [2] and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Dud(d)a," from the old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [1]

Further to the north, Duddingston is a former village in the east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was first recorded in lands granted to the Abbot of Kelso Abbey by David I of Scotland between 1136-1147. Duddingston Loch is a loch located in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, below Arthur's Seat. It is the only natural loch in Edinburgh.

Important Dates for the Duding family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duding research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1720, 1715, 1720, 1715, 1720, 1705, 1707, 1707, 1708, 1707, 1713, 1708 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Duding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duding Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Duding has undergone many spelling variations, including Dodington, Doddington, Doddingston and others.

Early Notables of the Duding family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Duding family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Duding were among those contributors: John Doddington arrived in Georgia in 1773.

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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