Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Duderedge surname 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 Duderedge 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 Duderedge family
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Duderedge Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Duderedge are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Duderedge include: Dodderidge, Doderidge, Dodderige, Doderige, Dotteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Duderedge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duderedge family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Duderedge 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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