Woodger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Woodger family
The surname Woodger 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 Woodger family
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Woodger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Woodger, Woodier, Woodyear, Wooyer, Woodyeare, Widger, Wodger and many more.
Early Notables of the Woodger family (pre 1700)
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Woodger migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Woodger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Woodger, aged 67, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Woodger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Walter, James Woodger, aged 26, who settled in America from Watford, England, in 1908
- Walter James Woodger, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Sheet, Petersfield, English, in 1911
- Clara Woodger, aged 30, who landed in America from Petersfield, England, in 1911
- Ethel Mary Woodger, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Mablethorpe, England, in 1912
- Herbert Woodger, aged 23, who landed in America from Petersfield, England, in 1913
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Woodger migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Woodger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ann Woodger, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
- Elizabeth Woodger, aged 24, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
Woodger migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Woodger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Woodger, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
- Ellen Woodger, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
Contemporary Notables of the name Woodger (post 1700) +
- Mary Jane Woodger (b. 1958), American professor of Church History and Doctrine
- George Woodger (1883-1961), English international footballer
- William George Woodger (1887-1979), Australian army officer, auctioneer, real estate agent and station agent
- Joseph Henry Woodger (1894-1981), British theoretical biologist and philosopher of biology
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