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The Anglo-Saxon name Betteridge comes from when its first bearer worked as a hunter or someone who caught partridges. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Betteridge Early Origins



The surname Betteridge was first found in Kent. However, the parish of Miserden, Yorkshire tells an important story of the family's early lineage. "The manor of Wishanger, here, is of very ancient date, and was the seat of the Partriges, of whom William Partrige, of Cirencester and Wishanger, was summoned by the heralds at their first visitation of the county in the reign of Henry VIII.; from him the manor descended lineally for ten generations, and it was the principal seat of the family until the commencement of the present century, when it was sold. The manor-house, though partly taken down and otherwise injured, is still standing, as a farmhouse; the porch bears the arms of Partrige impaling those of Ernley of Wiltshire, on a large stone over the entrance, Robert Partrige having married into the Ernley family in the 16th century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Betteridge Spelling Variations


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Betteridge Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Betteridge include Partridge, Pettridge, Patridge, Patrige, Partrich and others.

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Betteridge Early History


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Betteridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Betteridge research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Betteridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Betteridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Betteridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Betteridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Rupert Betteridge, aged 26, a pharmacist, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"

Betteridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Betteridge, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Charlotte Betteridge, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Thomas Betteridge, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Frederick Betteridge, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Betteridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Betteridge (post 1700)



  • Robert and Ann Betteridge, American owners of Prairie View, Pleasant Green, Missouri, a plantation house built in 1859 listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Lois Etherington Betteridge OC (b. 1928), Canadian silversmith, goldsmith, designer and educator, awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of North American Goldsmiths (2010)
  • Mick Betteridge (1924-1999), English footballer who played from 1949 to 1954
  • M. Betteridge, British communist political candidate for Islington South & Finsbury in the 1979 General Election
  • Anne Betteridge (1926-1998), pseudonym of Margaret Potter, British writer of over 55 Romance, mystery, children's novels
  • Ian Betteridge, British technology journalist who developed Betteridge's law of headlines which states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no"
  • Alice Betteridge (1901-1966), the first deafblind child to be educated in Australia

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Betteridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Betteridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 February 2016 at 11:07.

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