The origins of the Dodridge name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family 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 Dodridge family
The surname Dodridge 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 Dodridge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dodridge 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 Dodridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dodridge Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dodridge were recorded, including Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Dodridge 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 Dodridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dodridge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dodridge family emigrate to North America:
Dodridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jarvis Dodridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Dodridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Dodridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) POICTIERS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Poictiers.htm
- Thomas Dodridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm