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Early Origins of the Dowridge family

The surname Dowridge was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates at Dowrish in that shire.

Early History of the Dowridge family

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Dowridge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dowrish, Dowrich, Dowriche, Dawrich, Dawrish, Dowritch, Dawritch, Dowridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Dowridge family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Anne Dowriche (fl. 1589), English poetess who must have been granddaughter of Sir Richard Edgcumbe, and daughter of Peter Edgcumbe...
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United States Dowridge migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dowridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Susan Dowridge, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]

  1. 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) on Facebook