Dudkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Dudkin name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the short form of Rodger or Roger.

Early Origins of the Dudkin family

The surname Dudkin 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 Dudkin family

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

Dudkin Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dudkin family name include Dodman, Doddman, Duddman, Dudman, Doidman and many more.

Early Notables of the Dudkin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dudkin family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dudkin surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Dudkin (post 1700)

  • Harry Dudkin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964 [4]

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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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