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The ancient roots of the Dawderitch family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Dawderitch comes from when the family lived close to a region called Dodda's ridge. The name is derived from the local of Dodridge, likely in Devon or the southwest country.

Dawderitch Early Origins



The surname Dawderitch was first found in Devon 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.

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Dawderitch Spelling Variations


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Dawderitch Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dawderitch has appeared include Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.

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Dawderitch Early History


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Dawderitch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dawderitch research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1555, 1628, 1650, 1621, 1625, 1610, 1666, 1646, 1656 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dawderitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dawderitch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dawderitch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Doddridge (1555-1628), an English lawyer, justice of the king's bench, Member of Parliament; Pentecost Dodderidge (died 1650), an English politician who sat in the...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dawderitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dawderitch arrived in North America very early: Davie Dodderidge who settled in Barbados in 1635; along with Jarvis and Thomas; George Dodderidge settled in Virginia in 1670 along with John; Thomas Dodderidge settled in Virginia in 1635..

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