Origin of Lodge:
The Lodge surname is Ancient English in origin and a locational name deriving from an apartment in a small house or brief residence. The foundation of this surname is associated with the Middle English (1200 – 1500) word “logge,” an advancement of the ancient French word “loge,” which means “room” the area to take rest. The phrase “logge” was specifically used for a portion raised by workers living on the site of a project, like a parish or temple, and frequently has been a kind of professional nickname for a worker. The Middle English "atte Logge," combined with a particular name, usually represented the guardian of the builders or worker’s lodge. Previous examples of the particular surname consist of Adam atte Logge (Suffolk, 1327), Johannes del Loge (Yorkshire, 1379) and Thomas Lodge (the Oxford University Register, 1520).
More common variations of this surname are: Llodge, Loadge, Ledge, Ludge, Ladge, Lidge, Lodgi, Lodgy, Lodgeway, Lidgey.
The name Lodge first originated in Suffolk where they held a family seat from ancient times and were given an estate by Duke William of Normandy, their faithful king, for their distinguished services at the campaign of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Roger de la Logge, which was dated 1304, in the “Close Rolls of London.” It was during the time of King Edward I, who was known to be “The Hammer of the Scots,” 1272 – 1307. The origin of surnames during that period became a basic requirement for the determination of personal taxation. It was famous as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country started to develop, with unique and shocking spelling differentiation of the original one.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Lodge settled in the United States in two different centuries respectively in 17th and 19th. Some of the people with the name Lodge who settled in the United States in the 17th century included William Lodge at the age of 13, who landed in Barbados in 1635. Thomas Lodge landed in Virginia in 1637. George Lodge settled in Virginia in 1638. George Lodge arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1661 and Henry Lodge, who came to Maryland in 1661.
Some of the people with the name Lodge who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Joseph Lodge, who arrived in New York in 1833. John Lodge, who landed in New York in 1845. Catherine Lodge at the age of 24, Susan Lodge at the age 26, and William Lodge at the age of 21, all arrived in New York in the same year in 1849.
Some of the people with the name Lodge who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Mathew Lodge and Mathew Lodge at the age of 20; both arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in the same year 1775.
Some of the people with the name Lodge who settled in Australia in the 19th century included Robert Lodge arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832. Charles Lodge at the age of 26 arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship “Taymouth Castle.” Elijah Lodge at the age of 22 and Stephen Lodge at the of 32, both arrived in South Australia in the same year in 1859 aboard the ship “James Jardin.”
Some of the people with the name Lodge who settled in New Zealand in the 19th century included John Lodge at the age of 31 and Harriett Lodge, at the age of 27 both arrived in Wellington, New Zealand in the same year in 1840 aboard the ship “Aurora.” John Lodge landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Lodge: United States 5,513; England 8,147; Malawi 1,956; Zambia 1,355; Kenya 1,020; Philippines 773; Australia 1,753; Canada 1,220; New Zealand 611; South Africa 4,036.
Alexander Lodge (1881–1938), was a famous British engineer.
Carron O Lodge (c. 1883 – 1910), was a British personality and painter.
David Lodge (author) (born 1935), is a British writer.
Jimmy Lodge (1895–1971), was an English football player.
Oliver W F Lodge (1878–1955), was a famous poet and writer.
Sir Richard Lodge (1855–1936), was a professor.