Hudspeth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hudspeth family

The surname Hudspeth was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Hudspeth family

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Hudspeth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hudspeth, Hochepied, Hochepiet, Hodepiet, Hodespiet, Huddespeth, Hudspethe, Hudseth, Hedgespeth, Hudgpeth, Hedgepeth, Huddeseth and many more.

Early Notables of the Hudspeth family (pre 1700)

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United States Hudspeth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hudspeth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Hudspeth, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1844
  • William Hudspeth, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • J. C. Hudspeth, who settled in San Francisco in 1851
  • J C Hudspeth, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Hudspeth migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hudspeth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Hudspeth, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Hudspeth (post 1700) +

  • Joe Mac Hudspeth Jr., Award winning American wildlife photographer
  • A James Hudspeth MD, Ph.D., American Head of the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University
  • James M. Hudspeth, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 19th District, 1852-53 [2]
  • James A. Hudspeth, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 87th District, 2010 [2]
  • Jack Hudspeth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1920 [2]
  • Emmett L. Hudspeth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1978 [2]
  • E. E. Hudspeth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1936 [2]
  • Cooper Hudspeth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1944, 1948; Postmaster at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1954-64 [2]
  • Claude Benton Hudspeth (1877-1941), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1902-06; Member of Texas State Senate, 1906-18; U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1919-31 [2]
  • Bob Hudspeth, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Oklahoma, 2004 [2]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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