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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, and hari, which means army.

Fudge Early Origins



The surname Fudge was first found in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire 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 (1180-1195). [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Fudge Spelling Variations


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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.

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Fudge Early History


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Fudge Early History



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.

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Fudge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fudge Early Notables (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.

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Fudge In Ireland


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Fudge In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Fudge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Fudge, who was recorded at Battle Harbour, Newfoundland in 1795 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849
  • William Fudge, aged 43, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Eliza Jane Fudge, aged 20, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fudge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fudge (post 1700)



  • Edward William Fudge (b. 1944), 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

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Fudge Historic Events


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Fudge Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Albert Edward Fudge, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Stronghold killed in action

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Frederick John Fudge, British Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Fudge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fudge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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