Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is 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 Doidges family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Doidges family
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Doidges Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Doidges has been recorded under many different variations, including Dodge, Doidge, Doge, Doige, Doddge, Doges, Dodges, Doidges and many more.
Early Notables of the Doidges family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doidges family to Ireland
Some of the Doidges family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Doidges family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Doidges or a variant listed above: William Dodge who arrived in 1623 on the sailing ship the ".
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