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Odger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Odger comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edgar. Baptismal names are a form of patronymic surnames, which come from the vernacular and religious naming traditions. In this case, the bearer of the surname Odger took his name from his father's given name, Edgar.

Early Origins of the Odger family


The surname Odger was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Odger family


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Odger Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Odger were recorded, including Edgar, Edgair, Eger, Eager, Edzer and others.

Early Notables of the Odger family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Odger family to Ireland


Some of the Odger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Odger family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Odger family emigrate to North America:

Odger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Odger, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]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)

Odger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Odger, (b. 1814), aged 34, Cornish carpenter from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Cheapside" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 18th August 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Catherine Odger, (b. 1818), aged 30, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Cheapside" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 18th August 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Odger (post 1700)


  • George Odger (1813-1877), British trade unionist, head of the London Trades Council

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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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf

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