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The Hedge name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a hedge or enclosure. This name belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Hedge was originally derived from the Old English hecg, which meant hedge.

Hedge Early Origins



The surname Hedge was first found in Kent where John de la Hegge was first listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls lists Walter de la Hegge in London. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hedge Spelling Variations


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Hedge Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hedge has undergone many spelling variations, including Hedge, Hedges, Hegges, Hegge and others.

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Hedge Early History


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Hedge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hedge research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1296, 1599, 1629, 1649, 1714, 1632 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hedge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hedge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hedge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hedge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hedge In Ireland


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Hedge In Ireland



Some of the Hedge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hedge were among those contributors:

Hedge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hedge, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1634
  • William Hedge, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Nich Hedge, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Samuel Hedge settled in New Jersey in 1664 with his wife Anne
  • Mary Hedge, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hedge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hedge, aged 26, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Charles Hedge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Hedge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hedge 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 11 November 2013 at 07:39.

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