Dodderitch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Dodderitch begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Dodderitch family

The surname Dodderitch was first found in Devon where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Richard de Doderig as holding lands there at that time. Later Richard Doderugge was listed in Devon in 1353. [2]

Early History of the Dodderitch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dodderitch research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1555, 1628, 1650, 1621, 1625, 1610, 1666, 1646, 1656 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dodderitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dodderitch Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dodderitch has undergone many spelling variations, including Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Dodderitch family (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. He was son of Richard Doddridge, merchant, of Barnstaple. [3] Pentecost Dodderidge (died 1650), was an English...
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Migration of the Dodderitch family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dodderitch were among those contributors: 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..



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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