Dottrige History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Dottrige is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Dottrige family once 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 Dottrige family
The surname Dottrige 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 Dottrige family
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Dottrige Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dottrige family name include Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Dottrige 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 Dottrige family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dottrige surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..