Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a jailer, or prison guard; people who had been prisoners. The word cage means prison, and denoted one who either worked there or was incarcerated there. If applied to a jailer, the name is occupational in nature meaning worker at the prison. If applied to a former inmate, it is a nickname.
Early Origins of the Cadge family
Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cadge family
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Cadge Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cadge family name include Cage, Cadger, Cadge and others.
Early Notables of the Cadge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cadge family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cadge surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Cadge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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