Huddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Huddy family

The surname Huddy was first found in the parish of Creed in Cornwall where "Pennans or Pennance, a name supposed to have been imposed as a commutation for sins, which the term seems to imply, belonged formerly to the family of Huddy; by them it was sold to Mr. Thomas Lower, brother of the famous Dr. Lower." [1]

"Nethway, [Torquay, Devon] at one time belonged to Sir John Hody, Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1440, and the family continued to live there until 1696. Sir William Hody was Lord Chief Baron in 1487." [2]

Early History of the Huddy family

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Huddy 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 Huddy were recorded, including Huddy, Hoddy, Hoddye, Huddye, Huddey, Hoddey, Hudy, Hody, Hodey and many more.

Early Notables of the Huddy family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Hody (d. 1441), Chief Justice of the King's Bench, of an old Devonshire family, "son of Thomas Hody, lord of the manor of Kington Magna, near Shaftesbury, Dorset, and king's escheator there under Henry V, by Margaret, daughter of John Cole of Nitheway, Torbay. From 1425 his name often occurs in the year-books, and he must have become a serjeant-at-law before 1436, for in that year he contributed as a serjeant to the equipment...
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United States Huddy migration to the United States +

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 Huddy family emigrate to North America:

Huddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo. R. Huddy, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from England, in 1893
  • George Huddy, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Cornwall, in 1898
  • Laura Huddy, aged 11, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1898
  • Mr. George Huddy, (b. 1872), aged 26, Cornish machinist travelling aboard the ship "Rhynland" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 15th October 1898 en route to New York, USA [3]
  • Mr. George Huddy, (b. 1889), aged 9, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Rhynland" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 15th October 1898 en route to New York, USA [3]
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Huddy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Huddy, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Corg Island, Ireland, in 1906
  • Mary Huddy, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Cong, Ireland, in 1907
  • Richard Huddy, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Mary Huddy, aged 20, who settled in America from Limerick, Ireland, in 1910
  • Richard Huddy, aged 23, who landed in America from St. Austell, England, in 1911
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Australia Huddy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Huddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Huddy, Welsh convict who was convicted in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales for 7 years, transported aboard the "Burrell" on 22nd July 1830, arriving in New South Wales [4]
  • Mr. James Huddy, Jr., (b. 1820), aged 19 born in Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 2nd July 1839, sentenced for 7 years for stealing from a person, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" in 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]
  • Mr. James Huddy, (b. 1820), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 2nd July 1839, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money from Thomas Tom in Truro, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" on 7th September 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [6]
  • Mr. James Huddy, (b. 1795), aged 54, Cornish farm labourer from Penzance, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Courier" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th September 1849 [7]
  • Mrs. Lucy Huddy, (b. 1792), aged 57, Cornish settler from Penzance, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Courier" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th September 1849 [7]
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New Zealand Huddy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Huddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Huddy, (b. 1837), aged 25, Cornish farm labourer departing on 3rd February 1862 aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [8]
  • Mr. Thomas Huddy, (b. 1837), aged 25, Cornish farm labourer from Cornwall travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [9]
  • Mr. William Huddy, (b. 1845), aged 21, Cornish farm labourer departing on 4th May 1866 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [8]
  • Mr. William Huddy, (b. 1845), aged 21, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [10]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huddy (post 1700) +

  • Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1876-1943), American lawyer, specializing in automobile law
  • Juliet AnnMarie Huddy (b. 1969), American television news reporter
  • Captain Joshua Huddy (1735-1782), Commander of a New Jersey Patriot militia unit and a privateer ship during the American Revolutionary War
  • Ryan Huddy (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Charles "Charlie" Huddy (b. 1959), Canadian former NHL defenceman, current assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/burrell
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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