Dudgeon Family History
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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