Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the given name Clarice, a very popular personal name during the Middle Ages. This name is of metronymic origin. In this case the original bearer of the surname was the mother, whose children were named after her first name.
Early Origins of the Claridges family
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 Claridges family
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Claridges Spelling Variations
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. Claridges has been recorded under many different variations, including Claridge, Clarridge, Clarges, Clargeis, Claredge, Clarredge, Claradge, Clarradge, Claridges, Clarridges, Claredges and many more.
Early Notables of the Claridges family (pre 1700)
Sutherland, and Cromarty in 1656, Member of Parliament for Westminster in 1660, he was a important messenger between Richard Cromwell and Charles II. George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle...
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Migration of the Claridges family to Ireland
Some of the Claridges family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Claridges 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 Claridges or a variant listed above: Esther Claridge who settled in Philadelphia in 1820; with James, Joseph, Phillip, and Samuel; Samuel Claradge settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.
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