Origins Available: English, French
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hude was originally a name given to someone who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Hude 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, Hude may be a local surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Hude family
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 Hude family
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Hude Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hude are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hude include: Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Hude family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hude family to Ireland
Some of the Hude family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hude family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hude or a variant listed above:
Hude Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hude Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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