Mudge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mudge family

The surname Mudge was first found in Devon where the "surname is derived from the name of an ancestor, 'the son of Margaret.' " [1] [2]

Early History of the Mudge family

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Mudge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mudge, Mudges and others.

Early Notables of the Mudge family (pre 1700)

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United States Mudge migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mudge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Mudge, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [3]
  • Thomas Mudge, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1654 [3]

Australia Mudge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mudge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Mudge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • Elizabeth Northway Mudge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • William Henry Mudge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • Mr. James Mudge, (b. 1817), aged 22, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Argyle" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 1st April 1839 [5]
  • Mrs. Mary Mudge, (b. 1815), aged 24, Cornish servant travelling aboard the ship "Argyle" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 1st April 1839 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Mudge migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mudge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Mudge, (b. 1851), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Peter Denny" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 26th July 1874 [6]
  • Abraham Mudge, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Thurza Mudge, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • George Mudge, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Alice Mudge, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

Contemporary Notables of the name Mudge (post 1700) +

  • William L. Mudge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1878 [7]
  • Richard B. Mudge, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1943 [7]
  • Sterling W. Mudge (b. 1891), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Glen Cove, New York, 1957 [7]
  • Jeanne Mudge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [7]
  • Ezra Warren Mudge (1811-1878), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1856-58 [7]
  • Dick H. Mudge, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1918; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936 [7]
  • Benjamin Franklin Mudge (1817-1879), American politician, Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1852-53 [7]
  • Major-General Verne Donald Mudge (1898-1957), American Commanding General 1st Cavalry Division (1944-1945) [8]
  • Zachariah A. Mudge (1813-1888), American Methodist Episcopal clergyman
  • Thomas H. Mudge (1815-1862), American Methodist Episcopal clergyman
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. John Mudge, English Night Watchman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [9]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Verne Mudge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Mudge/Verne_Donald/USA.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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