Atheredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Atheredge is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Atheredge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich.
Early Origins of the Atheredge family
The surname Atheredge was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Atheredge family
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Atheredge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Atheredge has undergone many spelling variations, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Atheredge family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Etheridge; George Etherege or Ethrygg (in Latin Edrycus) ( fl. 1588), an English classical scholar and physician; and Sir George Etherege (c.1636-1692), born in Maidenhead, Berkshire...
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Migration of the Atheredge family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Atheredge were among those contributors: Henry Etheridge who settled in Virginia in 1654; Sarah Etheridge who settled in New England in 1773; Thomas Etheridge settled in Maryland in 1722. From these settlers was descended the distinguished family of the U.S.A. as recorded in Burke's..
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