The surname Judd is an English derivation of the Hebrew name Judah the 4th son of Jacob. It is also linked to Jude the writer of the Epistle of Jude and brother of James. Sir Andrew Judd was the Lord Mayor of London around 1550.
Judah,Jude,Judde,Judd. Sir Andrew Judd, alderman and lord mayor of London in 1551-8, was buried at the church of St. Helen's in Bishopsgate Ward, London. Sir Andrew had his house near Leadenhall Street in Broad Street Ward.
A member of the testudo (turtle) family. Land judd means turtles that maily live on land and water judds refer to the aquatic varieties."Gamora Judd" means the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands.
Judds are interesting reptiles to keep as pets.I own a land judd.