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The Ruddock 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.

Ruddock Early Origins



The surname Ruddock 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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Ruddock Spelling Variations


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Ruddock 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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Ruddock Early History


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Ruddock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruddock 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 Ruddock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruddock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruddock 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 Ruddock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruddock In Ireland


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Ruddock In Ireland



Some of the Ruddock 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:

Ruddock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ruddock, who landed in New England in 1640
  • Jolliff Ruddock, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1649
  • Harman Ruddock, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Ruddock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ruddock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • James Ruddock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Richard Ruddock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Ruddock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Ruddock, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834

Ruddock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane Ruddock, aged 26, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Elizabeth Ruddock, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Margaret Ruddock, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruddock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruddock (post 1700)



  • Lancelot Nixon Richard Ruddock (1837-1908), English reporter, newspaper editor and a founder of the Sunderland Echo
  • Neil "Razor" Ruddock (b. 1968), English former professional footballer, actor and television personality
  • Donovan Ruddock (b. 1963), Jamaican-born, retired Canadian heavyweight boxer
  • Sir Paul Ruddock, British financier, patron of the arts, and Chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Air Marshal Peter William David Ruddock CB CBE (b. 1954), Irish former senior commander in the Royal Air Force, Air Secretary
  • Alwyn Ruddock (1916-2005), British historian
  • Marguerite "Margot" Ruddock (1907-1951), best known by her stage name Margot Collis, an actress, poet and singer who had a brief affair with W. B. Yeats
  • John Ruddock (1897-1981), Peruvian-born British film and television actor
  • Maxwell "Max" Stanley Ruddock (1914-1976), Australian politician in New South Wales, Assistant Treasurer
  • Mike Ruddock OBE (b. 1959), Welsh rugby union coach
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Ruddock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruddock 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 13 July 2015 at 13:37.

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