Widger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Widger family

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widger research. Another 99 words (7 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.

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)

More information is included under the topic Early Widger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Australia Widger migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Widger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Widger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]
  • Michael Widger, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

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

  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

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