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The Hudgins name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hudgins is derived from the son of Hodge.
The surname Hudgins was first found in Gloucestershire 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.
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 Hudgins were recorded, including Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hudgins research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1524, 1798, 1866 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Hudgins History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hudgins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hudgins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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: Sans dieu rien
Motto Translation: Without God nothing.
The Hudgins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hudgins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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