Lodge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Lodge came to England with the ancestors of the Lodge family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lodge 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 Lodge family

The surname Lodge 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.

Important Dates for the Lodge family

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

Lodge Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Lodge, Loge and others.

Early Notables of the Lodge family (pre 1700)

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Lodge migration to the United States

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lodge or a variant listed above:

Lodge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Lodge, aged 13, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • Thomas Lodge, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • George Lodge, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • George Lodge, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1661 [1]
  • Henry Lodge, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lodge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Lodge, who arrived in New York in 1833 [1]
  • John Lodge, who landed in New York in 1845 [1]
  • Catherine Lodge, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Susan Lodge, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • William Lodge, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lodge migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lodge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mathew Lodge, who arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Mathew Lodge, aged 20, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1775

Lodge migration to Australia

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

Lodge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Lodge, a carpenter, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Charles Lodge, aged 26, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [2]
  • Elijah Lodge, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Stephen Lodge, aged 32, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Lodge 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:

Lodge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Lodge, aged 31, a mason, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Harriett Lodge, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • John Lodge, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
  • Ms. Lodge, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Donna Anita" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 14th June 1863 [3]
  • H. C. Lodge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lodge (post 1700)

  • Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., (1902-1985), American politician, U.S. Senator
  • George Cabot Lodge (1873-1909), American poet
  • John C Lodge (1862-1950), American politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1922-1924 and 1927-1929
  • Stephen Lodge (b. 1943), American author, television screenwriter and actor
  • John Davis Lodge (1903-1985), United States Republican politician, was governor of Connecticut from 1951 to 1955. He was also an actor and U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Argentina and Switzerland
  • John Davis Lodge (1903-1985), American Republican politician, Governor of Connecticut, 1951-55; U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 1955-61; Argentina, 1969-73; Switzerland, 1983-85 [4]
  • John Christian Lodge (1862-1950), American politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1922-23, 1924, 1927-29 [4]
  • Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902-1985), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1933-36; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1937-44, 1947-53; Resigned 1944; Defeated, 1952 [4]
  • Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1880-81; Massachusetts Republican State Chair, 1883 [4]
  • George Cabot Lodge (b. 1927), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1962; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1964 [4]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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