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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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Where is the Dudgeon family from?

You can see how Dudgeon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dudgeon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dudgeon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 67 Dudgeon families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Dudgeon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dudgeon families in 1911.
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What did your Dudgeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dudgeon. 84% of Dudgeon men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Dudgeon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dudgeon were Clergyman and Institutrice.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clergyman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Institutrice
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dudgeon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dudgeon. For the veterans among your Dudgeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dudgeon lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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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