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Gude is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Gude belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Gude Early Origins



The surname Gude was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book. Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327.

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Gude Spelling Variations


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Gude Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gude were recorded, including Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.

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Gude Early History


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Gude Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gude research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1402, 1537, 1600, 1527, 1581, 1576, 1638, 1671, 1609, 1678, 1616, 1689, 1692 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Gude History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gude Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gude Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include James Good (circa 1527-1581), a London Medical Physician (MD); Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gude Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gude In Ireland


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Gude In Ireland



Some of the Gude family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gude family emigrate to North America:

Gude Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Gude, who arrived in America in 1783

Gude Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Herm Gude, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Cath Marg Elsabein Gude, who landed in America in 1834
  • Anton Gude, who arrived in America in 1836
  • Bern Andreas Gude, who landed in America in 1837
  • Joh Bern Gude, who landed in America in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gude (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gude (post 1700)



  • Gilbert Gude (1923-2007), American politician, Member of Maryland's 8th congressional district (1967 to 1977)
  • Franziska Gude (b. 1976), German two-time gold and silver medalist field hockey midfielder
  • Gerard Pierre Laurent Kalshoven Gude (1858-1924), British malacologist and author, best known for his two volumes of The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma
  • Hans Fredrik Gude (1825-1903), Norwegian romanticist painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Gude Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gude 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 September 2013 at 11:28.

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