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Kedge Surname Meaning

from Middle English *kegge kigge ‘cheerful pleasant agreeable merry’. Compare ‘Kygge or ioly: Jocundus hillaris vernosus’ about 1440 in Promptorium Parvulorum an E Anglian English-Latin glossary. Modern East Anglian dialect has kedge ‘brisk lively’ corresponding to Danish and Norwegian kiæk Swedish käck ‘bold brisk’. Some of the following early bearers may alternatively belong under (2) or (3). perhaps for a pot-bellied person from an unrecorded Middle English *kegge ‘belly’. Compare 19th-century dialect kedge ‘stomach’ ‘glutton’. see Keech and compare Catch and Cage . Early forms of these names are difficult to distinguish from one other.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Hedge, Edge, Wedge, Kage, Budge, Lodge, Ledger, Judge, Ridge, Feige

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Where is the Kedge family from?

You can see how Kedge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kedge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kedge families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 54 Kedge families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kedge's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kedge families in 1891.
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What did your Kedge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kedge. 24% of Kedge men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Kedge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kedge were Social Worker and Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Farm Labourer
    24%
  • Incapacitated
    24%
  • Social Worker
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 190 immigration records available for the last name Kedge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 524 military records available for the last name Kedge. For the veterans among your Kedge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kedge lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Kedge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Kedge in 1966 was 49, and 80 in 2002.

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