name Atherege comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Atherege originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric
, which later became the name Aldrich
Early Origins of the Atherege family
The surname Atherege 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.
Early History of the Atherege family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atherege research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1588, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Atherege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Atherege Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Atherege has appeared include Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Atherege 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... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atherege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Atherege family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Atherege arrived in North America very early: 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..