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The Welsh name Tedder comes from the personal name Tudur, an ancient Celtic name of unknown meaning. It is thought that the name, especially the form Tewdwr, may have also emerged as a Welsh version of the Latin Theodorus.
The surname Tedder was first found in Herefordshire, where Tudor Trevor was Lord of Hereford, Whittington, and both Maelors. He was founder of the Tribe of the Marches, born in Denbigh, son of Ynyr Ap Cadforch, whose descendants intermarried with the distinguished families of North Wales.
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Tedder has seen various spelling variations: Tudor, Tudyr Tuder, Tudar and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tedder research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1406, 1400, 1411, 1400, 1401, 1486, 1502, 1499, 1500, 1503 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Tedder History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 505 words (36 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tedder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Tedder:
Tedder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tedder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Tedder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Tedder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tedder 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.
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