The Udle 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 Udle family
The surname Udle 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 Udle family
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Udle Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Udle are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Udle include: Udall, Udale, Udle and others.
Early Notables of the Udle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Udle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Udle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William Udle, who settled in Carbonear, Newfoundland, in 1798 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0