Irish Surname - Judge
Origin of the Irish surname Judge
The Irish surname Judge is an occupational surname derived from the Old French word "juge," which means "judge." It was initially used to identify someone who held the office of a judge or who had the occupation of a judge's deputy or assistant. In Ireland, the Judge surname is mainly found in the counties of Mayo, Sligo, and Galway, with some occurrences in other parts of the country as well.
The surname Judge is relatively rare in Ireland and around the world. According to the 1890 Irish census, the Judge surname was ranked as the 874th most common surname in Ireland.
Interesting People with the Surname Judge
- Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball player who is an outfielder for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his debut in 2016 and has since become one of the most prominent power hitters in the game.
- Michael Judge was an Irish snooker player who competed professionally from 1991 to 2011. He reached a career-high world ranking of 24th in 2002 and won the Irish Professional Championship in 2004.
- Karen Judge is a Canadian entrepreneur and mental health advocate. She is the founder of A Dose of Reality, a mental health and wellness consulting company, and has worked as a mental health consultant for various organizations and sports teams.
- Christopher Judge is an American actor best known for his role as Teal'c in the science fiction television series "Stargate SG-1." He has also appeared in various film and television roles, as well as providing voice acting for video games.
Variations of the Irish Surname Judge
- Judgey is a variation of the Irish surname Judge, formed by adding the letter "y" at the end of the name. This version is less common but shares the same origins.
- Judg is a less common variation of the surname Judge, formed by dropping the final "e" from the name. This version shares the same roots as the other variations.
Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Judge
There isn't a specific Coat of Arms and motto associated with the Irish surname Judge, as Coat of Arms are granted to individuals rather than surnames or families.
One example of a Coat of Arms associated with a Judge family features a silver shield with a red horizontal band across the middle, and three black leopard's heads above and below the band. Above the shield is a helmet and a crest featuring a silver lion's head with a red band around its neck.
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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