Doteradge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Doteradge has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a 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 Doteradge family
The surname Doteradge 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. 
Early History of the Doteradge family
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Doteradge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Doteradge have been found, including Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Doteradge 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. 
Pentecost Dodderidge (died 1650), was an English...
Migration of the Doteradge family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Doteradge, or a variant listed above: 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..