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Rudden Early Origins



The surname Rudden was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat at Roddam Hall since 1296 when William Roddam had the hall built. "Roddam Hall is a handsome modern mansion, standing on a bold eminence which on the north forms the bank of a deep romantic dell watered by a tributary of the Till. A stone coffin and an urn were dug up here in 1796." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
John of Roddam held land in Little Houghton in 1337. The Roddam family has held the hall until at least 1776 when it was owned by Admiral Robert Roddam (1719-1808). Roddam is derived from the Old English word "rod" which means "clearing" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the place name Rodden in Shropshire. There is also a Rodden river in Shropshire.

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Rudden Spelling Variations


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Rudden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roddam, Rodden, Roddan, Roddin, Rodan and others.

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Rudden Early History


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Rudden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rudden research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1491, 1755, 1461, 1591 and are included under the topic Early Rudden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rudden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rudden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rudden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rudden In Ireland


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Rudden In Ireland



Some of the Rudden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 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:

Rudden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Garrett Rudden, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Mary Rudden, who arrived in Maryland in 1661

Rudden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Rudden, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Michael Rudden, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rudden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rudden (post 1700)



  • David Rudden, British musician, founding member of the Berlin Blondes, an early Glasgow synthpop band in 1978
  • Steven Rudden, British musician, past member of Love City Groove
  • Adam Rudden (b. 1983), Irish poet based in Dublin

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Motto


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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: Nec deficit alter
Motto Translation: Another succeeds.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Rudden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rudden 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 19 December 2016 at 16:00.

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