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Odgers is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came 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 Odgers took his name from his father's given name, Edgar.

Odgers Early Origins



The surname Odgers 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.

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Odgers Spelling Variations


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Odgers Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Odgers has been recorded under many different variations, including Edgar, Edgair, Eger, Eager, Edzer and others.

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Odgers Early History


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Odgers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Odgers research. Another 336 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Odgers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Odgers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Odgers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Odgers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Odgers In Ireland


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Odgers In Ireland



Some of the Odgers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Odgers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Odgers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • Sarah Odgers, aged 41, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • William Odgers, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • John Odgers, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • Eliza Odgers, aged 44, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Odgers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Odgers (post 1700)



  • Merle Middleton Odgers, American educator, President of Bucknell University from 1954 to 1964
  • Jayme Odgers (b. 1939), American artist and graphic designer, best known for his new wave design and experimental collage photography, multiple Gold Medal recipient from the Art Directors Clubs of New York and Los Angeles
  • William J. Odgers, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterford, 1902
  • George James Odgers (1916-2008), Australian soldier, journalist and military historian, co-authored the official history of Australia in World War II, " Australia in the War of 19391945"
  • Jeffrey J. Odgers (b. 1969), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player
  • William Odgers VC (1834-1873), British recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Odgers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Odgers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 20:28.

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