Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Dod, the short form of Roger. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Dodgeoon family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Dodgeoon family
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Dodgeoon Spelling Variations
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 Dodgeoon have been found, including Dodge, Doidge, Doge, Doige, Doddge, Doges, Dodges, Doidges and many more.
Early Notables of the Dodgeoon family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Leonard Digges (c.1515-c.1559), English mathematician and surveyor, credited with the invention of the theodolite; Sir Thomas Digges (1546-1595), an English mathematician and astronomer; Sir Dudley Digges (c.1583-1639), an English diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1629...
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Migration of the Dodgeoon family to Ireland
Some of the Dodgeoon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dodgeoon 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 for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Dodgeoon, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Dodge who arrived in 1623 on the sailing ship the ".
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