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Wedge Early Origins



The surname Wedge was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when William and John Wegg held estates in that shire.

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Wedge Spelling Variations


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Wedge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wegg, Wege, Wedge, Wegge, Wagg, Wagge and others.

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Wedge Early History


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Wedge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wedge research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wedge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wedge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wedge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wedge 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wedge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wedge, who arrived in Maryland in 1651-1662
  • Margaret Wedge, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Robert Wedge, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • Jane Wedge, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Wedge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Wedge, who landed in Virginia in 1717

Wedge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Wedge, aged 36, Irish convict from Kings County, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Wedge, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"

Wedge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wedge, aged 37, a mason, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Jane Wedge, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Charles Wedge, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wedge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wedge (post 1700)



  • Stanley E. Wedge (b. 1889), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Branch County, 1941-44
  • Jimmy Joe Wedge, American politician, Mayor of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1981-83
  • H. W. Wedge, American politician, Supervisor of Troy Township, Michigan, 1933
  • Edgar F. Wedge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Litchfield, 1908
  • Ed. J. Wedge, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1946
  • Clarence Wedge, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908
  • A. C. Wedge, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 16th District, 1870-71; Member of Minnesota State Senate 5th District, 1879-81

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of No Wrong.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  2. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Wedge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wedge 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 19 January 2016 at 09:45.

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