The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Quadge come from when the family resided in the county of Devon
where they worked as dairy farmers. The surname is both local
, since it describes where the original bearers lived and what work they did. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word cwic. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. In this case the surname Quadge was originally derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer; dairy farming. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Quadge family
The surname Quadge was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Quadge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quadge research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1706 and are included under the topic Early Quadge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quadge 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. Quadge has been recorded under many different variations, including Quick, Quicke, Quig, Quigg, Quegg and others.
Early Notables of the Quadge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quadge family to Ireland
Some of the Quadge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quadge family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Quadge or a variant listed above: Richard Quick, who arrived in Virginia in 1651; Elizabeth Quicke settled with her husband in St. Christopher in 1634; Thomas Quicke was banished to Barbados in 1685.