Early Origins of the Rudall family
The surname Rudall 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
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.
Early History of the Rudall family
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Rudall Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Rudall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rudall 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.
Historic Events for the Rudall family
- Mr. Peter Sutherland Rudall (1922-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Gawler, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp