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The Anglo-Saxon name Hedger comes from the family having resided 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 Hedger was originally derived from the Old English hecg, which meant hedge.

Hedger Early Origins



The surname Hedger 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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Hedger Spelling Variations


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Hedger Spelling Variations



Hedger has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hedge, Hedges, Hegges, Hegge and others.

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Hedger Early History


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Hedger Early History



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

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Hedger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hedger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hedger In Ireland


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Hedger In Ireland



Some of the Hedger 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


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hedgers to arrive on North American shores:

Hedger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hedger, who arrived in Maryland in 1636

Hedger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Hedger, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • I. Hedger, aged 46, who arrived in America, in 1896

Hedger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harold Philip Hedger, aged 35, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Thomas Hedger, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Georg Hedger, aged 33, who arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1910
  • Harry Hedger, aged 23, who arrived in America from Steyning, England, in 1914
  • Bertha L. Hedger, aged 24, who arrived in America from Steyning, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hedger Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Mary Hedger, aged 38, who arrived in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, in 1921
  • Phillip Hedger, aged 6, who arrived in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, in 1921

Hedger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hedger, aged 31, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hedger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hedger (post 1700)



  • Kristin Hedger, American politician, Member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
  • Grant Hedger, Australian rugby league footballer of the 1970s
  • Dave Hedger, British house DJ, producer and remixer
  • Charles Hedger, British guitarist known for his work with the extreme metal band Cradle of Filth
  • Jennifer Frances Hedger (b. 1975), Canadian television personality from London, Ontario

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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. 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.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. 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.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  11. ...

The Hedger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hedger 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.

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