Atherish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Atherish surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the name Aldrich. The surname Atherish originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich. Literally the name means "noble ruler." [1]

Early Origins of the Atherish family

The surname Atherish was first found in Berkshire, where this first of the family, Aethericus was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Jacobus Atteriche as holding lands there at that time. [3]

Early History of the Atherish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atherish research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1773, 1786, 1588, 1534, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Atherish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atherish Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Atherish are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Atherish include: Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Atherish 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. He was born at Thame, Oxfordshire, was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 11 Nov. 1534, being placed under...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atherish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Atherish family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Atherish or a variant listed above: 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..



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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