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The name Doddridge first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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.

Doddridge Early Origins



The surname Doddridge 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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Doddridge Spelling Variations


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Doddridge 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 Doddridge has appeared include Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.

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Doddridge Early History


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Doddridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doddridge 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 Doddridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doddridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doddridge 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 Doddridge 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doddridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Doddridge, aged under 35, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Thirza Doddridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Benjamin Doddridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • John Doddridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Olinda Doddridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doddridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doddridge (post 1700)



  • Philip Doddridge (1773-1832), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 18th District, 1829-32
  • James M. Doddridge, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1906
  • Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), English nonconformist clergyman

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Doddridge Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Doddridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doddridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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