The name Didge is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who carried a dagger. The surname Didge originally derived from the Old French Dague
which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Didge family
The surname Didge was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Didge family
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Didge Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Didge have been found, including Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Didge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Didge family to Ireland
Some of the Didge family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Didge family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Didge surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Edward Dagg who settled in Nevis, Massachusetts in 1663; but many Daggs settled in Maryland in the same year. Thomas Daggs had settled in Virginia in 1635..