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The Prudden surname in England is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."

Prudden Early Origins



The surname Prudden was first found in Wiltshire, and Surrey. where Gilbert Prodhome or Prudume was on record in the Pipe Rolls in the 12th century. The name Roger Prodomme or Prodhomme was recorded in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1284, and in 1326. The place named Pridhamsleigh, in Devon is named for John Prodhomme, who lived there in 1281. Like many Norman names, Prudden made its way to Scotland, where the first record of the name was of Willelmus Prodomme of Scotia, a mercator who had safe conduct to England in 1373.

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Prudden Spelling Variations


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Prudden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prudholm, Prudham, Prodhamn, Proudhome, Prudholme, Prudhome, Prodomme, Purdomme, Purdon, Purdholm and many more.

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Prudden Early History


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Prudden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prudden research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1476, 1597, 1609, 1675, 1737, 1708, 1709, 1687 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Prudden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prudden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prudden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prudden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prudden In Ireland


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Prudden In Ireland



Some of the Prudden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Prudden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Prudden, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • John Prudden, who landed in New England in 1668

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prudden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prudden (post 1700)



  • Theophil Mitchell Prudden (1849-1924), American pathologist
  • Bonnie Prudden (1914-2011), American physical fitness pioneer, expert rock climber and mountaineer
  • George Henry Prudden Jr. (1893-1964), American aircraft engineer who was a pioneer in designing the first all metal aircraft in America, President of the Early Birds of Aviation in 1961
  • Ephraim P. Prudden, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1825-26, 1828-29, 1831-34
  • Edward Hulburd Prudden, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1917-1921)
  • Josh Prudden (b. 1994), Australian rules footballer who plays for the Western Bulldogs

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Prudden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prudden 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 14 November 2016 at 06:48.

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