This interesting surname of English origin with variant spellings Tudman, Togman, Tugman, Tudnam, etc. is a dialectal variant of the locational name Tuddenham in Norfolk and Suffolk, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name "Tudda" plus "ham" "homestead". The surname dates back to the early 16th Century, (see below). Further recordings include one John Tudnham and Thomas Tudnam "The Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk, (1524)". The church records include one John Togman who was christened on December 7th 1561, at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, and Edward Tugman married Elizabeth Spragg on March 3rd 1738, at St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London. Samuel, son of Samuel and Ann Tugman, was christened on February 8th 1785, at St. Andrews, Holborn, and their daughter Hannah, was christened on September 22nd 1786, also at St. Andrew's, Holborn. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Tudman, which was dated 1524, The Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk, during the reign of King Henry V111, "Good King Hal", 1509 - 1547. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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