Eatheredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Eatheredge family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Eatheredge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich. Literally the name means "noble ruler." [1]

Early Origins of the Eatheredge family

The surname Eatheredge was first found in Berkshire, where this first of the family, Aethericus was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Jacobus Atteriche as holding lands there at that time. [3]

Early History of the Eatheredge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eatheredge research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1773, 1786, 1588, 1534, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Eatheredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eatheredge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eatheredge have been found, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Eatheredge family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Etheridge; George Etherege or Ethrygg (in Latin Edrycus) ( fl. 1588), an English classical scholar and physician. He was born at Thame, Oxfordshire, was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 11 Nov. 1534, being placed under...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eatheredge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Eatheredge family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Eatheredge, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Henry Etheridge who settled in Virginia in 1654; Sarah Etheridge who settled in New England in 1773; Thomas Etheridge settled in Maryland in 1722. From these settlers was descended the distinguished family of the U.S.A. as recorded in Burke's..



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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