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The Ruddick surname is derived from the Middle English word "ruddock," in turn from the Old English "ruddoc," meaning "red;" and it has been suggested that the name was taken on as nickname for someone "robin-like." The surname no doubt also came from the place named Penruddock, a small village in the English county of Cumbria.

Ruddick Early Origins



The surname Ruddick was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.

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Ruddick Spelling Variations


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Ruddick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Penruddock, Penruddocke, Penriddick, Penriddock, Penroddock, Penroddocke, Ruddock, Ruddocke, Ruddicke, Ruddick, Riddick, Roddick and many more.

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Ruddick Early History


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Ruddick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruddick research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1568, 1603, 1455, 1487, 1619, 1655, 1655, 1621, 1744, 1619, 1655, 1655, 1677, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Ruddick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruddick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruddick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Colonel John Penruddock (Penruddocke) (1619-1655), an English Cavalier during the English Civil War and the English Interregnum, remembered as the leader...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruddick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruddick In Ireland


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Ruddick In Ireland



Some of the Ruddick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 189 words (14 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:

Ruddick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ruddick, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812

Ruddick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Ruddick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851
  • Mary Ann Ruddick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruddick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruddick (post 1700)



  • Sara Ruddick (1935-2011), born Sara Elizabeth Loop, American feminist philosopher, best known for her book "Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace"
  • Maurice A Ruddick (1912-1988), Canadian miner, survivor and leader of the recovery in the 1958 Springhill Mining Disaster
  • George Ruddick, Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the early 20th century

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Ruddick Historic Events


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Ruddick Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Ruddick, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. John  Ruddick, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Ruddick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruddick 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 December 2014 at 15:59.

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