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Underdown Early Origins



The surname Underdown was first found in Kent, where the name the first record of the name of a Wulfwinus Vunderdune in 1185. Another record shows that Theobald de Vunderdoune listed in the Feet of Fines of Kent in 1316. The surname roughly translates to "the dweller at the foot of the hill."

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Underdown Spelling Variations


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Underdown Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Underdown, Underdoun, Underdoune and others.

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Underdown Early History


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Underdown Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Underdown research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 123/, 10, , 1566, 1587 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Underdown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Underdown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Underdown Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Underdown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Underdown Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Underdown, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1835
  • S. W. Underdown, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858
  • William Underdown, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1865

Underdown Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emanuel Underdown a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Mary Underdown, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • John Underdown, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Lycurgus Underdown, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Maria Angola Underdown, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Underdown Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Underdown, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Underdown, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Underdown (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Underdown (post 1700)



  • David Underdown (b. 1925), English historian, Professor Emeritus at Yale University
  • Edward Underdown (1908-1989), English film and television actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Underdown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Underdown 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.

This page was last modified on 15 November 2016 at 13:29.

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