My name is Gavin Udal
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Family Motto - "Tant Que Je Puis" (As I Can)
The UDAL surname comes from the place name Yewdale in Lancashire, which is derived from the old English word "Yew" the type of tree and the old Norse word "Dair" meaning valley.
Udals held a seat from very ancient times at Udale, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Udale/Yewdale - Valley of Yew trees - Centre for the making of the famous "Long Bow"
De Uvedale - is from Norman French.
Also called Anketell/Antyl/Amptyl/Ampthill/Ancketal
Crest - Oak Tree proper
Arms - Argent a Saltere Ra
ie: A St Andrews Cross jagged on notched of green colours
Mottos - Vade ad Formicaren (Go to the Ant)
Probitas Laudatus et Alget (Rectitude is praised but not followed)