Ledge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ledge is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ledge family lived in Suffolk. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Loges in Calvados, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Ledge family

The surname Ledge was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Ledge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledge research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1582, 1649, 1689, 1562, 1563, 1558 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Ledge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ledge Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Lodge, Loge and others.

Early Notables of the Ledge family (pre 1700)

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Australia Ledge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ledge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Ledge, British convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 1st October 1829, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant


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