Westphalia. The name is metronymic in origin, deriving from the female personal name "Judith," Hebrew for "of Judah." It is likely that the original bearer of the name was the child of a woman named Judith.
Early Origins of the Judith family
Westphalia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Volmarus filius Junta, who was a resident of Basel in 1290. The young Judith family was instrumental in the development of medieval Westphalian society, and played a major role in the early history of the region.
Early History of the Judith family
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Judith Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Jundt, Judith, Junth, Junta, Juntlin, Jüntlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Judith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Judith family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Judith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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