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Dudgeon Name Meaning

English and Scottish: of uncertain derivation, but possibly a metonymic occupational name for a turner or cutler; the word dudgeon denoted the wood (probably boxwood) used in the handles of knives and daggers in the Middle Ages. Alternatively, it could be a diminutive form of Dodge. The name was taken to northern Ireland in the 17th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gudgeon, Pidgeon, Surgeon, Pigeon, Sturgeon, Trudgeon, Edgemon

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Dudgeon Family Origin

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Dudgeon Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dudgeon family was Butcher. The most common Dudgeon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Dudgeon's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dudgeon.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Student

    24%
  • Going To School

    12%
  • Butcher

    6%

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Dudgeon Historical Records

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Dudgeon Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Dudgeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dudgeon in 1947 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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