The name Edrich is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who was known among other folk as rich and affluent.
The surname Edrich originally derived from the Old English word Eadric
which referred to wealth and power.
This surname comes from a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Edrich family
The surname Edrich was first found in Wiltshire
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 Edrich family
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Edrich 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 Edrich have been found, including Edridge, Edrick and others.
Early Notables of the Edrich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edrich family to the New World and Oceana
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 powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Edrich surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: John Edridge and his wife Elizabeth who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664.
Contemporary Notables of the name Edrich (post 1700)
- William John Edrich (1916-1986), English cricket player