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       Edward James Muggeridge


       Eadweard Muybridge

The English-born American photographer Edward Muggeridge (1830–1904) modified his name to Eadweard Muybridge, believing this to be the original Anglo-Saxon form of his real name. If anything, the surname Muggeridge actually derives from a place in Devon: ‘Mogridge’, in turn taking its name from one ‘Mogga’ who held a ridge there. ‘Edward’ on the other had, was indeed spelled ‘Eadweard’ in Old English. 

Room, A. (1981), ‘Name Stories’, Naming Names, p.125

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