Edrik is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who was known among other folk as rich and affluent.
The surname Edrik 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 Edrik family
The surname Edrik 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 Edrik family
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Edrik Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Edrik has appeared include Edridge, Edrick and others.
Early Notables of the Edrik family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edrik family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Edrik arrived in North America very early: John Edridge and his wife Elizabeth who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664.