Dudley Family History
Dudley Name Meaning
English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + dá ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press