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Early Origins of the Rudale family


The surname Rudale was first found in Berkshire, 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 lands of Rudall who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Early History of the Rudale family

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Early History of the Rudale family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rudale research.
Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Rudale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rudale Spelling Variations

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Rudale Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rudall, Rudale, Ruddale, Ruddall and others.

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Early Notables of the Rudale family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Rudale family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rudale family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Rudale family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Ruddal, who came to New York, NY in 1821.

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

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