Origins Available: English, German, Irish
England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Jude is for a person who was an officer of justice. The name Jude 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 Jude family
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 Jude family
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Jude Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Jude are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jude include Judge, Juge, Jude and others.
Early Notables of the Jude family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jude family to Ireland
Some of the Jude family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jude family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Jude, or a variant listed above:
Jude Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Jude Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Jude Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Jude (post 1700)
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