The origins of the Edryke surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who was known among other folk as rich and affluent.
The surname Edryke 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 Edryke family
The surname Edryke 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 Edryke family
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Edryke Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Edryke has been recorded under many different variations, including Edridge, Edrick and others.
Early Notables of the Edryke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edryke family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Edryke or a variant listed above: John Edridge and his wife Elizabeth who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664.