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Edridge is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who was known among other folk as rich and affluent. The surname Edridge 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.

Edridge Early Origins



The surname Edridge 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.

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Edridge Spelling Variations


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Edridge Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Edridge include Edridge, Edrick and others.

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Edridge Early History


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Edridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edridge research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Edridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Edridge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Edridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Edridge and his wife Elizabeth who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664
  • Mary Edridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • John Edridge, who landed in New Jersey in 1677

Edridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Edridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edridge (post 1700)



  • Henry Edridge (1769-1821), English Painter

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Edridge Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Edridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 February 2014 at 13:32.

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