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Doidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Doidge has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived 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 Doidge family


The surname Doidge was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Doidge family


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Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1214, 1515, 1559, 1546, 1595, 1583, 1639, 1610, 1629, 1651, 1697, 1620, 1674, 1650, 1655, 1656 and are included under the topic Early Doidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doidge Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Doidge include Dodge, Doidge, Doge, Doige, Doddge, Doges, Dodges, Doidges and many more.

Early Notables of the Doidge 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 Doidge family to Ireland


Some of the Doidge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Doidge family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doidge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Doidge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  • Adelaide Doidge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  • Hannah Doidge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm

Doidge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Doidge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
  • Harriet Doidge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
  • Thomas Doidge, aged 35, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Doidge (post 1700)


  • Lester P. Doidge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1937, 1938
  • Matthew James Doidge (b. 1970), English first-class cricketer
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Quinton Michael Doidge (b. 1954), South African politician
  • Norman Doidge, Canadian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, medical researcher, essayist, and author
  • Frederick Widdowson Doidge GCMG (1884-1954), journalist in New Zealand and England and a National Party member in the New Zealand House of Representatives

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm

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