Dandrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dandrich family

The surname Dandrich was first found in Tandridge, Surrey, a parish in the union of Godstone, first division of the hundred of Tandridge. [1] [2] [3] An ancient Saxon village, it was first recorded c. 965 as Tenhric, but by the Domesday Book of 1086, it was known as Tenrige. The name is derived from the Old English "hrycg" meaning "ridge, hill." [4]

Another source claims the name was from Danebridge; a location name in Cheshire. [5] Dane-Bridge is an ecclesiastical parish, partly in the parish of Davenham, and partly in the parochial chapelry of Witton. [1]

Early History of the Dandrich family

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Dandrich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dandridge, Tandridge, Tanbridge, Danbridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Dandrich family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Bartholomew Dandridge (1691-1750) English portrait painter whose portrait of Nathaniel Hooke, the historian, is in the National Portrait Gallery. [6] Joseph Dandridge (1665-1747)...
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Migration of the Dandrich family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Annie Dandridge, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island destined for Washington, D.C., in 1922; Charles Dandridge, aged 53, who arrived at Ellis Island from Burraton, England, in 1907.



The Dandrich Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In adversis etiam fide
Motto Translation: In adversity, the faith


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  6. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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