Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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 Duderage 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 Duderage family
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Duderage Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Duderage family name include Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Duderage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duderage family to the New World and Oceana
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 Duderage 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..
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