Fudge is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Fudge comes from the Germanic personal name Fulcher.
It is composed of the elements folk,
which means people,
which means army.
Early Origins of the Fudge family
The surname Fudge was first found in Lincolnshire
where they were granted lands about the time of William the Conqueror. Historically, the Fulchers were known as the Champions of Burgundy and records were found of the name spelt Fulchere in Normandy
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The name could have also been derived from the Ango-Saxon word "folgere", in other words a follower, an attendant, a free-man who did not have a house of his own. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Fudge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fudge research.Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1273, 1284, 1272, 1307, 1379, 1737, 1803, 1795, 1855, 1830, 1893, 1617 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Fudge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fudge Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Fulcher, Fulger, Fulker, Fucher, Fullager, Folker, Foucar, Foulger, Futcher, Folger, Fugler, Fuche, Fuge, Fuidge, Fudge, Foutch and many more.
Early Notables of the Fudge family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Walter Fulcher of Lincolnshire
, Thomas Fulcher (1737-1803), a British architect, George Williams Fulcher (1795-1855), a well-known poet, and John... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fudge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fudge family to Ireland
Some of the Fudge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fudge family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Fudge or a variant listed above were:
Fudge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Sarah Fudge, who landed in Virginia in 1713 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Fudge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Fudge, who was recorded at Battle Harbour, Newfoundland in 1795 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Fudge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Daniel Fudge, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1826
Fudge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edward Fudge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CASPAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Caspar.htm
- William Fudge, aged 43, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
- Eliza Jane Fudge, aged 20, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fudge (post 1700)
- Edward William Fudge (1944-2017), American Christian theologian and lawyer, best known for his book The Fire that Consumes
- Alan Fudge (b. 1944), American actor, known for his recurring roles in Man from Atlantis, Eischied, Paper Dolls and Bodies of Evidence
- Marcia L. Fudge (b. 1952), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (2008-)
- Robert Fudge, American football coach in the United States
- Jamaal Fudge (b. 1983), American football safety
- Ann Marie Fudge (b. 1951), former American chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands
- Paula Fudge (b. 1952), retired English female long-distance runner
- Kathryn Fudge (b. 1989), British handball player at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Philip Thomas Fudge (1884-1938), Newfoundland educator, businessman, civil servant and politician who represented Hermitage in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1928 to 1932
Historic Events for the Fudge family
- Walter Fudge, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
- Mr. Albert Edward Fudge, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Stronghold killed in action CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
- Mr. William Frederick John Fudge, British Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html