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The Dudgeon surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name 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.

Dudgeon Early Origins



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

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Dudgeon Spelling Variations


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Dudgeon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Dudgeon are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dudgeon include: Dodge, Doidge, Doge, Doige, Doddge, Doges, Dodges, Doidges and many more.

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Dudgeon Early History


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Dudgeon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dudgeon research. 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 Dudgeon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dudgeon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dudgeon Early Notables (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...

Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dudgeon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dudgeon In Ireland


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Dudgeon In Ireland



Some of the Dudgeon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dudgeon or a variant listed above:

Dudgeon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C T Dudgeon, aged 34, landed in Texas in 1871
  • Christopher T Dudgeon, aged 34, arrived in Texas in 1871

Dudgeon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Dudgeon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dudgeon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dudgeon (post 1700)



  • Matthew S. Dudgeon, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Dane County 1st District; Elected 1902
  • John F. Dudgeon, American politician, Mayor of Norfolk, Nebraska, 1919-21, 1929-30
  • Israel Dudgeon, American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 20th District, 1907-21
  • Howard Dudgeon Jr., American politician, Mayor of Waco, Texas, 1969-70
  • Anthony Dudgeon, American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1859-60
  • A. Dudgeon, American politician, Supervisor of Monguagon Township, Michigan, 1866

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Dudgeon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dudgeon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 10:16.

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