The surname Huddesdon was derived from a pre-existing place named Huddleston in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place name is in turn derived from the Old English personal name
Hudel and are said to be originally of Saxon descent.
Early Origins of the Huddesdon family
The surname Huddesdon was first found in Cumberland
, where they originally held Millom Castle at Millom, now in Cumbria
. Godard be Boyvill was granted a manor on the site and held the Manor of Millom c. 1134. His granddaughter married into the Hudleston family and ownership was passed in c. 1240. John Hudleston was given a licence to crenellate in 1335. Over the centuries the castle has fallen into ruin and is now used as a farmhouse. The parish of Sawston in Cambridgeshire
was home to a branch of this illustrious family in early times. "The ancient manor-house here of the Huddleston family was visited by Queen Mary, who spent some time in it." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Huddesdon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huddesdon research.Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1774, 1296, 1496, 1517, 1557, 1553, 1554, 1554, 1583, 1655, 1608 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Huddesdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huddesdon Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Huddesdon family name include Huddleston, Hoddleston, Hodleston, Hiddleston, Hiddlestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Huddesdon family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Huddleston who inherited the manor of Sawston in Cambridge in 1496 through his marriage to Isabel, fifth daughter of John, Marquess of Montecute; Sir John Huddleston (1517-1557) of Sawston, Cambridgeshire
, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Cambridgeshire
in October 1553, April... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huddesdon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huddesdon family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Huddesdon surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Huddleston, who settled in Maine in 1622; Valentine Huddlestone, who settled in Maryland in 1663; Thomas Huddleston, who came to Maryland in 1775.
The Huddesdon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Soli Deo honor et gloria
Motto Translation: Honour and glory be to God alone.
Huddesdon Family Crest Products
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.