Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the popular medieval personal name Hudde,
which is of complex origin. It is usually explained as a pet form of
Hugh, but there was a pre-existing Old English personal name,
Hūda, underlying place names such as Huddington,
Worcestershire. This personal name may well still have been in use at
the time of the Norman Conquest. If so, it was absorbed by the Norman
Hugh and its many diminutives. Reaney adduces evidence that
Hudde was also regarded as a pet form of Richard.
- German: from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name
formed with hut ‘guard’ as the first element.
spelling of German Hütt (see Huett).
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish
hut, German Hut ‘hat’ (see Huth).
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