The Orridge surname is a habitational taken on from the place name Orrock in Fife.
Early Origins of the Orridge family
The surname Orridge was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
in the lands of Orrock some say well before the 12th century. Simon Orrock is recorded as holding those lands in the year 1248. Simon, with his brother Freskinus and son Robert agreed to give the convent of Dunfermline the lands of Muyoch and Knokduy, part of the Clan
lands of Orrock.
Early History of the Orridge family
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Orridge Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Horrock, Horrocks, Orrock, Orrocks, Orrox, Horrox and others.
Early Notables of the Orridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orridge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Horrocks settled in Virginia in 1635; Elizabeth Orrox who landed in America in 1764; George, Henry, John, Jonathon, Thomas, Willoughby, Wright, and William Horrocks all landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1850 and 1870.
The Orridge Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Solus Christus mea rupes
Motto Translation: Christ alone is my rock.
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