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.
Early History of the Widger family
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Widger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodger, Woodier, Woodyear, Wooyer, Woodyeare, Widger, Wodger and many more.
Early Notables of the Widger family (pre 1700)
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