Hudea is an old Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a maker of hoods. The surname Hudea is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Hudea may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Hudea family
The surname Hudea 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 Hudea family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hudea research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816 and are included under the topic Early Hudea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hudea Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hudea has been recorded under many different variations, including Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Hudea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hudea family to Ireland
Some of the Hudea family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hudea family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hudea or a variant listed above: Adam Hood who settled in New Jersey in 1685; John Hood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hood settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682.