Last name origins & meanings:
- English: local name for someone who lived in a small cottage or
temporary dwelling, Middle English logge (Old French
loge, of Germanic origin). The term was used in particular of a
cabin erected by masons working on the site of a particular
construction project, such as a church or cathedral, and so it was
probably in many cases equivalent to an occupational name for a mason.
Reaney suggests that one early form, atte Logge, might
sometimes have denoted the warden of a masons’ lodge.
- Henry Cabot Lodge (1850–1924), the influential U.S. senator from
MA, was born in Boston, the only son of John Ellerton Lodge, a
prosperous merchant and owner of swift clipper ships engaged in
commerce with China, one of several Lodges who emigrated from
England in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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