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Badger is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a peddler who would travel buying and selling goods for profit. Another source claims the name was derived from the French word bagagier, or baggage-carrier. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Badger Early Origins



The surname Badger was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was Richard le Bagger, who was listed on the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246 and later in Yorkshire in 1297. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Badger Spelling Variations


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Badger Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Badger has been recorded under many different variations, including Badger, Badge, Bagehot, Baghot, Badghot and others.

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Badger Early History


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Badger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badger research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1778 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Badger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Badger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Badger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Badger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Badger or a variant listed above:

Badger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Badger who settled in New England in 1620, the same year as the "Mayflower"
  • Giles Badger, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Gyles Badger, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Nathaniel Badger, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Ann Badger, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Badger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Badger settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1725
  • Moses Badger, who landed in New Hampshire in 1767
  • Reverend Badger settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767
  • John Badger, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776

Badger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T W Badger, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Badger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Badger, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Ann Badger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849
  • David Badger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849
  • Jane Badger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Badger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Badger (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General George Maurice Badger (1897-1970), American Commanding Officer, 56th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade (1944-1945)
  • James Golvin Badger, American Vice President of Edwin Hines Lumber Co. Chicago
  • Clarence G Badger (1880-1964), American film director, writer, and actor
  • William Badger, American manufacturer, mill and politician, Governor of New Hampshire
  • Joseph Badger, American painter
  • Edward Joseph Badger, Australian Lawyer
  • Sir Geoffrey Badger (1916-2002), Australian chemist, President of the Australian Academy of Science (1974-78)

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Suggested Readings for the name Badger


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Suggested Readings for the name Badger



  • Badger and Tankard Families of the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Austin Kilham and Fannie Clark.
  • The Daniel Gill Family of Rhode Island: with Allied Families by Lorraine Gill Cromwell.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Badger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Badger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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