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Vodden is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a god of Anglo Saxon origin. The surname Vodden originally derived from the Old English word Odin, Fodin, or Voden. which referred to an ancient pagan god of the Saxons. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the pre-Christian era, many pagan gods and demigods were believed to be a mixture of animals and humans, such as the Greek god Pan who was the god of flocks and herds and was represented as a man with the legs, horns and ears of a goat.

Vodden Early Origins



The surname Vodden was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Vodden Spelling Variations


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Vodden Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Vodden were recorded, including Foden, Fodon, Vodden, Voden and others.

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Vodden Early History


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Vodden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vodden research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vodden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vodden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vodden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vodden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Vodden family emigrate to North America:

Vodden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Vodden, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Vodden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nance Vodden, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Harriett Jane Vodden, aged 33, who settled in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1916
  • Vernon Vodden, aged 2, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1916
  • Rhoda Vodden, aged 66, who landed in America from Devonport, England, in 1920
  • Stanley Vodden, aged 8, who emigrated to America from Plymouth, England, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vodden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vodden (post 1700)



  • Lucy Vodden, born Lucy O'Donnell, English classmate of Julian Lennon, inspiration for his father's song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" often mistakenly assumed to be an acronym for LSD
  • Henry Townsend Vodden (1887-1960), English episcopal, the fifth Bishop of Hull (1934 to 1957)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vodden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vodden 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 25 September 2017 at 08:19.

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