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The Welsh name Podger is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Roger. The surname Podger was originally ap-Roger: the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.

Podger Early Origins



The surname Podger was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), 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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Podger Spelling Variations


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Podger Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Podger has occasionally been spelled Proger, Progers, Prodger and others.

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Podger Early History


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Podger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Podger research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1621 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Podger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Podger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Podger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Podger Notables 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



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Podger:

Podger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Podger, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Podger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Podger, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Bromley, in 1906
  • Kathleen Podger, aged 17, who landed in America from Bromley, in 1906

Podger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Podger, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Podger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Podger (post 1700)



  • Rachel Podger (b. 1968), English violinist, former leader of The English Concert (1997 to 2002)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Podger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Podger 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 25 September 2013 at 14:04.

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