The roots of Doidge
Hi, I'm Kevin Doidge. I was born and still live in North Wales (UK) in 1961. My Father was evacuated here from Plymouth during the war. He has stayed ever since, too - (It's that type of place, please dont tell anyone!) I'm curious as to where our name originates, I'd heard it may have been something to do with the cornish tin mining industry. There are some corruptions on the spelling i.e. Doig and Doige, but theese seem to be of scottish origin. Can anyone shed some light on ub 'Doidges'?
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Doidge is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for Dod, Dod being the short form of Roger. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.Spelling variations include: Dodge, Doidge, Doge, Doige, Doddge, Doges, Dodges, Doidges and many more.First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: William Dodge who arrived in 1623 on the sailing ship the "Lion's Whelp." He settled in Salem Massachusetts. His brother, Richard Dodge, also settled in Salem seven years later in 1636.I found this at [[]] I'm not sure if it's right or not, but I hope this helped a little bit.
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