The surname ‘Dudley’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from the town in the West Midlands, England, so called form the Old English personal name ‘Dudda’, and ‘leah’, meaning Wood, clearing. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Dudley’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Willelmus Dudely’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in Thirteen Hundred and seventy-nine. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Dudley’, from Guildford, Surrey, England. He immigrated to North America in Sixteeen Hundred and seventy-Three, settling in Guildford, Connecticut. Today, ‘Dudley’ is the ‘Seven Hundred and Sixtieth’ most common surname in North America.. We found more information regarding this Last Name al…
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