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JUDGE Family History

This unusual name is both English and Irish, although the origins are quite different. The English version derives from the Norman French 'juge', a word which did originally describe a Judge. However whether this was an occupational surname or a nickname for someone who had the (perceived) qualities of a judge, is unclear from the early recordings. Curiously the Irish 'Judge' surname holders also have a similar background, in that the development of the name is from the Gaelic 'Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh' translating as the 'Son of the Judge'. A variation of the Gaelic is also found as the surname (Mac) Breheny or Brehany...

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Karen Luther

I just found out my great great grandmother was Bridget Judge and went to America with her family in 1872 her parents were James Judge and Jane Power from county wicklow Ireland.  She married  Joseph Cunningham and had several children including my great grandmother Anna Josephine Cunningham.

Thomas Judge

Looking for Judge roots in Kinlough, Leitrim. Descendant of Charles Judge and Mary Reilly.

Troi Liam Judge

I'm the son of Mark Judge and Lauretta MacCready. I live with my grandparents Terry Judge and Jackie Judge. I love being a Judge.


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