Anglo-Saxon name Dottrege come from when the family resided 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 Dottrege family
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 Dottrege family
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Dottrege Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dottrege has been recorded under many different variations, including Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Dottrege 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...
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Migration of the Dottrege family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dottrege 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..
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