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Odgers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Odgers family


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.

Early History of the Odgers family


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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.

Early Notables of the Odgers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Odgers family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Odgers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Odgers, who 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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  • William Odgers, aged 20, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  • John Odgers, aged 36, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  • Eliza Odgers, aged 44, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Odgers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Caroline Odgers, (b. 1860), aged 17, Cornish servant departing on 25th November 1877 aboard the ship "Wanganui" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 13th February 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Clara Odgers, (b. 1866), aged 8, Cornish settler departing on 3rd November 1874 aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st January 1875 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Eliza Odgers, (b. 1857), aged 20, Cornish servant departing on 25th November 1877 aboard the ship "Wanganui" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 13th February 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. George Odgers, (b. 1851), aged 28, Cornish farm labourer departing on 5th June 1879 aboard the ship "Glenlora" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1879 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Martha Odgers, (b. 1866), aged 11, Cornish settler departing on 25th November 1877 aboard the ship "Wanganui" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 13th February 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 1939–1945"
  • 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


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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