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
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
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Odger (post 1700)
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