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Ludden Early Origins



The surname Ludden was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Loudham, held by Walter FitzAubrey and Walter of Caen in Normandy, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Ludden Spelling Variations


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Ludden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loudham, Lowdham, Lodeham, Lodham, Loughdam, Loudam, Lowdam, Lowdem, Loudem, Ludham, Luddam and many more.

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Ludden Early History


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Ludden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ludden research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Ludden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ludden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ludden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ludden 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ludden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Ludden, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1636

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ludden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ludden (post 1700)



  • Raymond P. Ludden (1909-1979), American diplomat, American Department of State official
  • Brad Ludden (b. 1981), American professional kayaker
  • Allen Ellsworth Ludden (1917-1981), born Allen Packard Ellsworth, an American television personality, emcee and game show host of Password (1961-1980)
  • Walter D. Ludden, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Raymond P. Ludden, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Liverpool, 1932; Mukden, 1938; U.S. Consul in Kunming, 1943; U.S. Consul General in Canton, 1949
  • Mandeville T. Ludden (1830-1882), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate, 1867-68; Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1881-82
  • John D. Ludden, American politician, Member of Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives, 1851-53; Speaker of Minnesota Territory House of Representatives, 1852; Member Minnesota Territorial Council 1st District, 1856-57
  • Anthony P. Ludden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Ludden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ludden 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.

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