Early Origins of the Genge 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 Genge family
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Genge Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Genge 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Genge include: Gedge, Gidge, Gigg, Gegg, Ginge, Genge and others.
Early Notables of the Genge 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 Genge family to Ireland
Some of the Genge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Genge family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Genge or a variant listed above:
Genge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Historic Events for the Genge family
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