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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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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dudgeon. A less common occupation for the Dudgeon family was Carpenter. The most common Dudgeon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Dudgeon's were Farmers.

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Dudgeon Historical Records

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Dudgeon Life Expectancy

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