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The Judson surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the names Judd and Jutt, which are pet forms of the personal name Jordan. These names are derived from Jurd, a common abbreviation of Jordan, and feature the common interchange of voiced and voiceless final consonants.

Judson Early Origins



The surname Judson was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Judson Spelling Variations


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Judson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Judson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Judson include: Judd, Judson and others.

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Judson Early History


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Judson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Judson research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1204 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Judson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Judson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Judson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Judson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Judson or a variant listed above:

Judson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Judson, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634
  • John Judson, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Judson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Judson, who arrived in America in 1819
  • Col. Judson, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • B Judson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A Judson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Ann Judson, aged 37, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Judson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Christopher Judson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Judson U.E., "Jetson" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Judson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Judson (post 1700)



  • Adoniram Judson Jr. (1788-1850), American Baptist missionary
  • Whitcomb L. Judson (1844-1909), American machine salesman, mechanical engineer and inventor of the zip fastener
  • Olivia Judson (b. 1970), American evolutionary biologist and science writer
  • Horace Freeland Judson (1931-2011), American historian of molecular biology
  • Edward Judson (1844-1914), American Baptist clergyman
  • Arthur Judson (1881-1975), American orchestra manager of the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra
  • H. D. Judson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Harry Judson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield, 1912
  • Henry D. Judson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1888
  • Horace L. Judson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1892
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Judson Historic Events


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Judson Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frederick Sheldon Judson, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Judson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Judson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Judson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 09:20.

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