Early Origins of the Gaudy family
The surname Gaudy was first found in Gloucestershire
where the family name was first referenced in the year 1221 when Reginald Gaudi held estates in that shire. However, some of the family held estates at Wallington in Norfolk
at early times. "Wallington Hall, formerly the seat of the Coningsbys and the Gawdys, is a handsome mansion, situated in a well-wooded park, in which are the tower and spire of the ancient church, now a ruin." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Gaudy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaudy research.Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1430, 1578, 1597, 1603, 1613, 1639, 1629, 1455, 1487, 1627, 1589, 1654, 1640, 1648, 1612, 1669, 1661 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Gaudy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gaudy Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gaudy have been found, including Gawdy, Gawdey, Gaudy, Gawdie, Gaudie, Gaudey, Gordy and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaudy family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Gawdy of Gawdy Hall; Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy of West Harling, Norfolk
, High Sheriff
in 1627; Framlingham Gawdy (1589-1654), an English politician who... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaudy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gaudy family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gaudy, or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gaudy (post 1700)
- George M. Gaudy (b. 1864), American Republican politician, Ice cream manufacturer; Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1904-06. Scottish ancestry CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html