The Uddall surname comes from the place name Yewdale in Lancashire
, which is derived from the Old English word "yew," the type of tree and the Old Norse "dalr," meaning "valley."
Early Origins of the Uddall family
The surname Uddall was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, at Udale, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Uddall family
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Uddall Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Uddall have been found, including Udall, Udale, Udle and others.
Early Notables of the Uddall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Uddall family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Uddall, or a variant listed above: William Udle settled in Carbonear, Newfoundland, in 1798; Patrick Udall settled in Maryland in 1685; John Udall settled in New England
in 1751; James Udell settled in Philadelphia in 1862.