The English surname Dodge, also found in Scotland and Ireland, is a patronymic name derived from the Middle English personal name Dogge, a pet form of Roger. The name is first recorded in the early 13th Century when Robert Dogge is registered in the "Curia Rolls of Gloucestershire" in 1206. The earliest record of the name in the New World is in 1623 when William Dodge arrived on the ship “The Lion’s Whelp” from England and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 22,000 bearers of the name Dodge living in the US.
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