The lineage of the name Dotterage 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.
Early Origins of the Dotterage family
The surname Dotterage 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 Dotterage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dotterage 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 Dotterage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dotterage 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 Dotterage has undergone many spelling variations
, including Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Dotterage 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 Dotterage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dotterage family to the New World and Oceana
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 Dotterage 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..