Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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.
Early Origins of the Dodderige family
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.
Early History of the Dodderige family
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Dodderige Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Dodderige include Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Dodderige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dodderige family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Dodderige were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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