Among the earliest people to bear the Detherage name were the Detherage family, who lived in the town of Ath in Belgium. There it would have been rendered D'Ath, or De Ath, meaning "from Ath." It was also occasionally an occupational
name for a gatherer or seller of kindling. In this case, the name is derived from the Old English word "dethe," which in turn is derived from the Old English word "dyth," which means "fuel" or "tinder." Occupational
names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic
Early Origins of the Detherage family
The surname Detherage was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Detherage family
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Detherage Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Deathridge, Deatheridge, Deatherage, Deatheredge and many more.
Early Notables of the Detherage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Detherage family to Ireland
Some of the Detherage family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Detherage family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Deatherege along with his brothers John and George Deatherege, who arrived in America in 1675; Elizabeth Death, who came to Virginia in 1635; Francis Death, who arrived in Virginia in 1651.
Contemporary Notables of the name Detherage (post 1700)