Early Origins of the Pudsay family
The surname Pudsay was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
at Pudsey in the West Riding of that county. Pudsey is about six miles from the city of Leeds. In 1086 Ilbert de Lacy held the lands, village and manor of Pudsey. One of the first of the name to be recorded was Hugh Pudsey, Bishop of Durham
who lived from 1153 to 1195. A little later, William de Pusaz was Bishop of Durham
in 1189. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Pudsay family
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Pudsay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pudsey, Pudsie, Pudsy, Puddsey, Puddesey, Puddesay, Puddsay, Pudesay, Puddsie, Putsey and many more.
Early Notables of the Pudsay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pudsay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ambrose Pudsey, who arrived in Maryland in 1733; William Puddy, who came to America in 1763; Hugh Pudsey, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1783; J. Puddy, who settled in Philadelphia in 1818.
The Pudsay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortuna favente
Motto Translation: By the favor of fortune.