The name Betteredge finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a hunter or someone who caught partridges. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Early Origins of the Betteredge family
The surname Betteredge was first found in Kent
. However, the parish of Miserden, Yorkshire
tells an important story of the family's early lineage. "The manor of Wishanger, here, is of very ancient date, and was the seat of the Partriges, of whom William Partrige, of Cirencester and Wishanger, was summoned by the heralds at their first visitation of the county in the reign of Henry VIII.; from him the manor descended lineally for ten generations, and it was the principal seat of the family until the commencement of the present century, when it was sold. The manor-house, though partly taken down and otherwise injured, is still standing, as a farmhouse; the porch bears the arms of Partrige impaling those of Ernley of Wiltshire
, on a large stone over the entrance, Robert Partrige having married into the Ernley family in the 16th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Betteredge family
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Betteredge Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Betteredge has been recorded under many different variations, including Partridge, Pettridge, Patridge, Patrige, Partrich and others.
Early Notables of the Betteredge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Betteredge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Betteredge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- C. Betteredge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm