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.
Early Origins of the Hedger family
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. 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)
Early History of the Hedger family
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Hedger Spelling Variations
Hedger has been spelled many different ways. 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. Spelling variants included: Hedge, Hedges, Hegges, Hegge and others.
Early Notables of the Hedger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedger family to Ireland
Some of the Hedger family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hedger family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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
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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, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"
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