Last name: DUDLEY

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DUDLEY : This last name is indexed 231,719 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DUDLEY : 1: English (West Midlands): habitational name from Dudley in Worcestershire recorded as Duddeleye Doddeleye in the 13th and 14th centuries named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd 1) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2: Irish (southern Ireland): in Ireland when not the English name it was adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’ a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + dá ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.3: Americanized form of French Daudelin.

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