The history of the name Bodger dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as 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. 
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Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bodger has undergone many spelling variations, including Badger, Badge, Bagehot, Baghot, Badghot and others.
Early Notables of the Bodger family (pre 1700)
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