Ginger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ginger family
The surname Ginger was first found in 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 Ginger family
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Ginger Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ginger has appeared include Gedge, Gidge, Gigg, Gegg, Ginge, Genge and others.
Early Notables of the Ginger family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Margaret Giggs (1508-1570), birth name of Margaret Clement or Clements, understood to be one of the most educated women of the Tudor era. Born in Norfolk, her father was a gentleman but enlisted the aid of Sir Thomas More, who brought her up from a child with his own daughters. In 1530, she...
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Ginger migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ginger arrived in North America very early:
Ginger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- David Ginger, who landed in South Carolina in 1743 
Ginger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward A G Ginger, who arrived in Alabama in 1917 
- Edward Albert Gommen Ginger, who landed in Alabama in 1917 
Ginger migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Ginger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Ginger, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand in September 1852 
- Mrs. Ginger, British settler travelling from London with 7 children aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand in September 1852 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ginger (post 1700) +
- Helen Ginger Berrigan (b. 1948), United States federal judge
- Ginger Lew, American Democratic Party politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 
- Ginger Pooley (b. 1977), née Reyes, an American rock musician, best known as a bassist and backing vocalist for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins
- Ginger Redmon, American Daytime Emmy Award and Writers Guild of America Award nominated television soap opera writer
- Ginger Lacey, British fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 28 aerial victories
- Ginger Shackelford, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 
- Ginger Mack, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 
- Ginger Avery-Buckner, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000, 2004, 2008 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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