Origin of Dudleyfrom the surname (earlier place name) Dudley, origin, originally Dudda's lea
A borough of west-central England west-northwest of Birmingham. It had thriving iron, coal, and limestone industries until the 1870s.x
Old English "wood or clearing of Dudda (a personal name of unknown meaning)".
- The bishop's manor was alienated in 1550 to Sir Andrew Dudley, but West Teignmouth remained with the dean and chapter until early in the 19th century.
- DAVID DUDLEY FIELD (1805-1894), American lawyer and law reformer, was born in Haddam, Connecticut, on the 13th of February 1805.
- He was the oldest of the four sons of the Rev. David Dudley Field (1781-1867), a well-known American clergyman and author.
- See also the Life of David Dudley Field (New York, 1898), by Rev. Henry Martyn Field.
- A similar work is the Arcano del mare of Sir Robert Dudley, duke of Northumberland, the numerous sheets of which are on Mercator's projection (1631).