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Family Summary:

Originally from Yorkshire.
The Hudsons then appeared (early-1800s) in Rugeley, Armitage and Handsacre near Lichfield in North Staffordshire.
The Railway Age allowed movement of the family to Lancashire where they settled in Burnley (Habergham Eaves)/Manchester (Chorlton-upon-Medlock)/Bolton/Horwich.
Shield:     
An upper silver portion and a lower red portion. Two red shells are displayed in the chief and one silver shell in the base of the shield.  
(The scallop shells represent Traveller to far places or victorious naval commander).

Latin motto:                                Animo Non Astutia    
This literally translates into:         By Courage not by Strategem or  By Courage not by Deception.
Origin of Name:
This interesting Anglo-Scottish surname is a patronymic. It derives from the personal name "Hudde", which itself has three possible origins. Firstly it may be a nickname form of the pre 7th century Old Saxon "Hugh", a name meaning "mind or heart". This name was very popular with the Normans, who used it widely in England after the Conquest of 1066. Secondly Hudde can be a nickname form of the Germanic and French "Ricard or Richard", and thirdly it can be from the Olde English personal name, "Huda", which gave its name to places such as Huddington in Worcestershire. In England Hudson is especially popular in Yorkshire.
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Please note that this is one of three different Hudson families on this site.  Further families connected as follows:
Hudsons from Westmorland (Cumbria) :
Hudsons from Norfolk/Hull areas :

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