Calling all Dudgeons! Let's Connect!

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Good afternoon!

I am calling all Dudgeons interested in meeting family, connecting famous Dudgeon relatives and keeping Dudgeon profiles tidy.

I have started up a One Name Study and would love some company.

Please feel free to comment below or message me if you have any questions or would like to participate.
WikiTree profile: Space:Dudgeon_Name_Study
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Robin Helstrom G2G6 Mach 1 (14.2k points)
I'm in high dudgeon having been ignorant that this was an actual name. Would like to meet one.
Hahaha we’re a proud Scottish bunch. Mine hail from the Edinburgh area. There are supposedly pages in the phone book, which is a sight I’d love to see! Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to meet one someday ;)
Hi,I'm not a Dudgeon but my Great grandmother was before she married my Great grandfather.They lived in New Battle Scotland.As far as I know she was off Romany Gypsies.

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Hi Robin, I'm very new to wikitree (like today) and a two-week member of It sounds like your line may be related to Richard and Harriet Dudgeon. Richard Dudgeon got a patent on a hydraulic jack and started a company in NYC in 1849 that still exists today in Waterbury CT. (see Anyway I'm trying to find out info about his parents, grandparents etc. I'm decended from a different Richard Dudgeon & Sarah Grant who came over from Ireland. I suspect they are connected to the Scottish Dudgeons based on family legend, but I haven't made the connection yet. Any clues you can give me would be appreciated.  

Thanks, Dan
by Dan Dudgeon G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Dan!

Thanks so much for your cool comment - and sorry I’m so slow in replying back. Life’s been a wee bit crazy. I don’t know if any connection yet between the Irish and Scottish Dudgeon’s but I would suspect it being a rare name there must be some sort of connection somewhere. Although our family legend suggests we came over from France. But in my research so far into the early 1700s we haven’t even broken out of the Scottish Borders yet.

Please feel free to add the name study category to any of your profiles. I’d love to have fellow Dudgeon researchers add to the project so I can map how far our name has spread. :)

From my experience with Kennedy name studies where we have Scottish, Irish, and Scots-Irish lines, all of whom can be found in Britain, Ireland, and the diaspora, the cutting edge for solving these puzzles is Y DNA testing, especially NGS (next generation sequencing), which can be expensive but is getting cheaper and better.

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