The Rudduck 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.
Early Origins of the Rudduck family
The surname Rudduck 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.
Early History of the Rudduck family
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Rudduck Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Penruddock, Penruddocke, Penriddick, Penriddock, Penroddock, Penroddocke, Ruddock, Ruddocke, Ruddicke, Ruddick, Riddick, Roddick and many more.
Early Notables of the Rudduck family (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 Rudduck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rudduck family to Ireland
Some of the Rudduck family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rudduck family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Penruddocke, who settled in Virginia in 1656; Anthony Penruddock, who came to Maryland in 1641; as well as Robert Roduck, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871..