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Origin Displayed: English
Spelling variations include: Hudson, Hutson and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Henry Hudson settled in Virginia in 1649; John Hudson settled in Boston in 1651; John Hudson with his wife children and servants settled in the Barbados in 1680.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name Hudson
"Della Elizabeth Butler Hudson "Beth": Her Family and Ancestors" by Martha Ann Butler, "Genealogy and History of the Garmire-Dunmire and Hudson Families: Also Some Family Lines, Snedeker, Wyckoff, Van Voorhies, Gutshall, Shockar, Addleman, Jacob, Parker of Chester Co., Penn., Frey, and Frankhouser" by Live M. Garmire-Parker.
Some noteworthy people of the name Hudson
Rock Hudson (1925-1985) American actor
James Pookie Hudson (1934-) American doo-wop singer
George Hudson (1800-1871) English "railway king"
Henry Hudson (c.1550-1611) English navigator
Manley Ottmer Hudson (1886-1960) American jurist
Thomas Hudson (1701-1791) English portrait painter
William Hudson (1734-1793) English botanist
William Hudson (1896-1978) New Zealander hydro-electric engineer
William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) Am/Br author