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Widger Early Origins



The surname Widger was first found in Essex where they held a family seat. 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 1301 when Robert le Wodehyewere held estates in that shire.

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Widger Spelling Variations


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Widger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodger, Woodier, Woodyear, Wooyer, Woodyeare, Widger, Wodger and many more.

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Widger Early History


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Widger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widger research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1455, 1487, and 1605 are included under the topic Early Widger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Widger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Widger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Widger 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:

Widger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Widger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Michael Widger, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Widger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Widger (post 1700)



  • Michael Jon Widger (1948-2016), American CFL football player, nominee for the TSN Top 50 CFL Players list in 2006

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Widger Family Crest Products


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Widger Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Widger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Widger 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 March 2016 at 15:34.

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