Judgement is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person who was an officer of justice. The name Judgement 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 Judgement family
The surname Judgement 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 Judgement family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Judgement research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1202, 1260, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Judgement History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Judgement Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Judgement were recorded, including Judge, Juge, Jude and others.
Early Notables of the Judgement family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Judgement family to Ireland
Some of the Judgement family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 145 words (10 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 Judgement family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Judgement arrived in North America very early: 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..