Juddes is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person who was an officer of justice. The name Juddes was also a nickname
surname for a person who was solemn and authoritative, or someone who behaved like a judge. The name is derive from the Old English word juge,
which means judge.
Early Origins of the Juddes family
The surname Juddes was first found in Warwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Juddes family
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Juddes Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Judge, Juge, Jude and others.
Early Notables of the Juddes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Juddes family to Ireland
Some of the Juddes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Juddes family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Juddes or a variant listed above: Judith Judge settled in New England
in 1748; Brian, Charles, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Robert, Thomas and William Judge, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..