Bodger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Early Origins of the Bodger family

The surname Bodger 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]

Important Dates for the Bodger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodger research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1778 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Bodger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bodger Spelling Variations

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)

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

Bodger migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bodger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Bodger, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Francis Bodger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [4]
  • Hagor Bodger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [4]

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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 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
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