Hud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Hud. It was a name given to someone who was a maker of hoods. The surname Hud is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood, and hodde, which all come from the Old English word hod, which means hood. Occasionally, Hud may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Hud family
The surname Hud was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hud family
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Hud Spelling Variations
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 Hud have been found, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Hud family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Hood of Surrey; Paul Hood D.D. (died 1668), an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford; and Samuel...
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Migration of the Hud family to Ireland
Some of the Hud family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hud migration to the United States +
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Hud, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Hud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Hud, who landed in Virginia in 1665 
Hud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Jacob Hud, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)