Athridge is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the name Aldrich. The surname Athridge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric
, which later became the name Aldrich
Early Origins of the Athridge family
The surname Athridge 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 Athridge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Athridge 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 Athridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Athridge 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. Athridge has been recorded under many different variations, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Athridge 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 Athridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Athridge family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Athridge 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..