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Mike Adduddell (#47365409)
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FAMILY NAMES: Aduddell, Adduddell, Aduddle, Adiddle, Diddle, Diddel, Diddley, Duddle, Deddell, Duddles, Duddell, Duddel, Diddell, Liddell, Duddleston, Duddlestone, Dedel. Dudley (to be proven). Family joined by marriage goes back 3 or more generations.
I have 36,200 family members on this one family line, most are linked back to 1600s in USA, and about 1400s in United Kingdom. I have some info on family from Europe. I have also linked USA families to UK families.


1. William Aduddle/Adduddle/A'Diddle/Diddle 1702 (wife: Jennett Roberts, Pennsylvania) came to USA in early 1700s, settling in Freehold, Monmouth, NJ and then later moving to Upper Marion, Penn (just south of Philadelphia, where William bought land from Jennett's dad).
Their kids that moved West and North into Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Dakotas areas used the Aduddle/Aduddell/Adduddell names. Often using the first 2 spellings simultaneously. These spellings were based on William's will= Adduddle and the family's stay in Northern Ireland= A'Diddle or A'Duddle. Vowels were more like place holders than used for their sounds.
2. William's Kids that moved South into the Virginias, Kentucky areas used the Diddle (a few Adiddle) name immediately. (A very few Diddle/Deddell/Duddleston families came from Europe to USA, mainly Germany, Russia, France and Netherlands).
3. England uses the Duddle, Duddell, Diddle, Duddleston, Duddles names most often--they are all family. Research there is continuing and it might be Dedel, Dudley and other variations are family--It must still be proven.
4.WHERE DOES THE 'A' COME FROM: Ireland. The A =of or from. The Diddles moved to Plantations of Northern Ireland just after William 1702's Christening in 1704 in Astley Abbot, Shropshire, England. The "A" was most likely added for cover to avoid the army of King Charles II who killed at least 18,000 Protestants who would not rejoin the Church of England and/or because William senior had served in Cromwell's army that had killed Charles II's dad: Charles the First.
5. Duddell/Diddell/Diddle,Duddleston I no longer believe the name to be Welch in origin. I have found some evidence that the name was Duddela and of German origin from the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England in 449 A.D. When Duddela came to England is not clear. The town named after Duddela is Diddlebury, Shropshire, England, which is 6 miles from Astley Abbott, Shropshire. When the Anglo/Saxons invaded they killed 100 to 50% of the original inhabitants depending on the location. I am thinking the Anglo-Saxon Duddela family was in Welch border counties because they were in nearly constant warfare with the Welch. I will have more on Duddela later. English documents are good but we still need to review more and better information from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
6. The English conscripted the Welch, Irish and Scottish into the Army/Navy so you find these names in the UK and British protectorate countries around the world.
7. Education was kindergarten level (bible reading & simple math, if you were lucky) in UK and USA until late in 1800s.
(I have 5 Diddle family members selling land (USA) and they all signed their name with an X in 1846.) This accounts for most of the vowels being interchanged. And the language sounds the same for 'le' and 'ell'. Some people changed their name on purpose (Liddell, Dyddel). Loss of teeth, accent, and how the writer of the name heard the name spoken and his/her education level and abilities also impacted the spelling of names. The penmanship of the writer of the name and what the reader thought the spelling said. All these things affect the spelling of names.
8. Most Aduddle/Aduddell/Diddle in USA are direct relatives to William Aduddle 1702 and Jennett Roberts or his parents: William/Sarah Diddle. Diddles/Duddle, Duddleston family from Europe will be linked to family in Ireland, England and Germany.
9. Other Duddle, Diddle, Duddleston, Duddles also Immigrated to USA and are not descendants of William and Jennett Aduddle/Diddle, but I have collected them as they will eventually link to our family. I have linked 1 Duddleston family from present to 1550.
10. I found a source of many thousands of our relatives who lived prior to 1500. I will be adding them to the record soon.
11. The Duddleston spelling is the one I use so that I can link individuals into families in my computer. Other spellings Duddlison, dudleston, etc.
My sources are mostly primary (birth, marriage, death, christening, census, Find a grave...) I have reviewed about 180,000 sources for this family so we have greater accuracy. LET'S TALK FAMILY!! I am willing to share my info with family members and family by marriage.

ALL INFO is being entered into (Tree) so the family can ALWAYS have the info for free. You can research your family names using the SEARCH button or see your family using the TREE button. Living people are not shown @ so you will have to enter a deceased grandparent's name. The information is absolutely incredible and will only get better as FS adds more and more data. Sign up and You can add your family to FamilySearch data for free.

A NEW FAMILY DIRECTION: "5 Civilized Tribes" (Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole and Oklahoma tribe: Caddo)
I am often helped in finding family members by other family members that have passed on. I have been helped greatly by Annie A Frazier and Josie Conn. They are the wives of John Lafayette Aduddell 1874-1914. The Spirit has directed me to help find their extended family members which i am doing. It appears that will mean about 25,000+ family members, of which i have found 12,000 fairly quickly. Familysearch has a lot of info, but also many errors that totally confuse the families--which i am correcting with credible sources. The families born in 1700s and early 1800s will be corrected last--as I link family members from the present back to these early families. There are literally hundreds of direct line families and families through marriage that must be sorted out.
I do not know everything nor can i figure out everything about these family members, so your help with any info would be greatly appreciated.
I am working on Frazier, Folsom, Pitchlynn, Nail and thousands of other family surnames--all are important--i do not want to miss anyone related to the 5+ tribes of the Southeast USA, Oklahoma/Texas areas--please help.

Mike Adduddell
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Ernie Wright
RE: your good work!!
Thank you , If I can transfer any memorials of your family to you let me know I will gladly transfer any. will need the names. and memorial numbers to keep from transferring the wrong memorials if more than 1 with the same name.
Added by Ernie Wright on Oct 15, 2014 12:13 PM
Amanda Hansen
Aduddell's (and all spellings of last name)
Hi, I got you Find A Grave on the different spellings of the Aduddell last name, I am a direct descendent of Alexander and have found this to be very true in trying to research the family, I noted you still carry the last name Aduddell, could you contact me via my email I would love to share and compare info. Thanks Amanda
Added by Amanda Hansen on Oct 03, 2014 12:21 AM
Linda Cardenas
George Lovelace
Have added the information you sent and linked the children whose memorials I created. Found Oliver Irvin and requested his memorial creator to link him to his parents. If this is family, let me know and will be happy to transfer any of the Lovelaces to you.
Added by Linda Cardenas on Jul 01, 2014 1:27 PM
Rosemary Benton #126503076
Thank you for the info on Rosemary's maiden name and parents. I have made the edit and links, and will get a photo of her husband's side of the marker when I go next week (the sun was at a bad angle and the original didn't turn out well).

Added by Sidney on Jul 01, 2014 6:01 AM
Ada M. Brame McKinley

Have added the information you sent to her memorial. If you are related and would like a transfer, jsut ask via the memorial page edit. I am not related to any one in this cemetery.

Sharon Lee GARNER Lee
Added by sha9876 on Jun 28, 2014 7:10 AM
Ada M. Brame McKinley

Have added the information you sent to her memorial. If you are related and would like a transfer, jsut ask via the memorial page edit. I am not related to any one in this cemetery.

Sharon Lee GARNER Lee
Added by sha9876 on Jun 28, 2014 7:10 AM
L.M. Shiver Thomas
John Abraham Memorial

Thank you Mike for submitting
data for John Abraham, it has
been recorded on his memorial

Added by L.M. Shiver Thomas on May 25, 2014 8:43 PM
Carole Marie (McMahan) Selby
RE: May the Lord bless you for your works.
Thank you Mike. I really appreciate that. I am feeling much better and hope to get things caught up soon.
Added by Carole Marie (McMahan) Se... on Apr 09, 2014 9:36 AM
L Mastan
James Earl Adams - Westview Cem, Atoka, OK
Thank you for info. It has been added to the memorial.
Added by L Mastan on Feb 20, 2014 12:30 PM
Glenda Barry
Margaret Evory
Hi Mike,

Thank you for the info, I have added it. Let me know if you want her transferred over to you. Have a good evening!

Added by Glenda Barry on Oct 30, 2013 4:43 PM
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