The Huddle surname comes from the place name Yewdale in Lancashire
, which is derived from the Old English word "yew," the type of tree and the Old Norse "dalr," meaning "valley."
Early Origins of the Huddle family
The surname Huddle was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, at Udale, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Huddle family
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Huddle 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 Huddle family name include Udall, Udale, Udle and others.
Early Notables of the Huddle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huddle 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 Huddle surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Huddle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Huddle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1805 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Huddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sarah Huddle, aged 24, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml