Early Origins of the Gedge family
Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1205 when Thomas Geg held estates.
Early History of the Gedge family
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Gedge Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Gedge include Gedge, Gidge, Gigg, Gegg, Ginge, Genge and others.
Early Notables of the Gedge family (pre 1700)
Norfolk, her father was a gentleman but enlisted the aid of Sir Thomas More, who brought her up from a...
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Migration of the Gedge family to Ireland
Some of the Gedge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gedge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gedge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Gedge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gedge (post 1700)
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