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Girls name "Pedigon"

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I found a potential addition to the family tree, name of PEDIGON Poulsofor, (which I assumed to be a male name,) who married in 1650. But the other half of the marriage was a Willyam POPE, so Pedigon has to have been female. I have seen a photographic image of the actual Parish Register, and the transcription is correct.

Has anyone come across the name Pedigon/Paddigan/Pedigan? It seems to have been used a few times in Devon & Gloucestershire U.K. but where ever did it come from??

I was hoping it might have a saints or place name origin, or even be very common in a particular country, but haven't found a link as yet.

My contention is that the Poulsofar line were Huguenots who came into UK from Europe, but I have no idea of profession or occupation, as yet.

Has anyone ever come across it? Can anyone suggest the derivation?

All suggestions gratefully received.

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on 2016-11-16 17:51:32

mowsehowse , from Once a Londoner, now happily retired to sunny Devon., has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: WAYMOUTH, WYATT, ROWSE and 8 other(s).

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by mowsehowse on 2016-11-21 08:10:18

Deseret Evening News from Salt Lake City, Utah ยท Page 7 issue: Wednesday, June 12, 1901

Does anyone have a subscription? Could you look this up please?

A Google Books search suggests there is a news report, Wednesday, June 12, 1901 on Page 7, that a person named POULSOFOR purchased some real estate.

Though that is quite a long way from a marriage in Devon in 1650!!

by janilye on 2016-11-22 23:19:42

Are you sure it is not Redigon?
Given Name REDIGON
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Medieval English, Medieval Cornish, Cornish (Archaic)
CONTRIBUTOR: earthnut on 9/10/2008
LAST EDITOR: Frollein Gladys on 1/16/2016 [revision history]
Meaning & History
Possibly a medieval English vernacular form of Radegund, the name of a saint (6th century).

by janilye on 2016-11-22 23:24:26

Sorry mowsehowse I should give you the source for the above!
Behind the Name
keep in mind these names are contributed by users.
Regards, jan

by Richardcastle on 2016-12-26 21:29:47

I am interested in names-usually surnames. At this stage I have only come across Pedigon as a surname. If you do a general search you will find dozens of them in the States and in Spain.

I will go through my collection of reference books and see what I can find. If the family is French then the name is likely to have a Latin root. Ped is often for Peter eg Pedraza.

I will get back to you.

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