The ancestors of the name Doddrige date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Doddrige family
The surname Doddrige 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.
Early History of the Doddrige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doddrige 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 Doddrige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Doddrige Spelling Variations
Doddrige has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Doddrige have been found, including Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Doddrige 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; Pentecost Dodderidge (died 1650), an English politician who sat in the... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doddrige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Doddrige family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Doddriges to arrive on North American shores: 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..