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Recorded in several spellings including Badger, Bagger, and the patronymic Badgers, this is an English surname. It is believed to be either an occupation surname for a maker or supplier of sacks, from the Olde English pre 7th century word "bagge", or it may be a nickname for a person, who at least on the face of it, was regarded by his fellows and neighbours as being like a badger, that is of a private nature, and rather withdrawn, or given the robust Chaucerian attitudes of the medieval period, the absolute reverse! It is not clear from the early recordings which of the origins is correct, or possibly neither...

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