name Tudyr 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.
Early Origins of the Tudyr family
The surname Tudyr 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.
Early History of the Tudyr family
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Tudyr Spelling Variations
There are relatively few surnames native to Wales
, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. Early variations of Welsh
surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic
, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh
names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations
were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Tudyr have included Tudor, Tudyr Tuder, Tudar and others.
Early Notables of the Tudyr family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Maredydd ap Tudur (Meredith Tudor) (died 1406), Welsh
soldier and nobleman from the Tudor family of Penmynydd and Owen Tudor's father, supported the 1400 Welsh
uprising of his first cousin Owain Glyndwr, following the demise of Glyndwr's revolt, much of the... Another 212 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tudyr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tudyr family to the New World and Oceana
North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh
people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Tudyr: Richard Tudor and his wife Mary, two children and servants, settled in Barbados in 1678; Lewis
Tudor settled in New England
in 1654; Robert Tuder settled in Virginia in 1773..