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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Eldredge came from the Old English name Aelfric, which literally means "elf-ruler" or Aeoelric which means "noble ruler." Both survived the Conquest, by which time the first element of the name had been reduced to "Al" or "El." Aeflric, Aefric, Alfric, Aluric [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 in one form or the other. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Eldredge Early Origins



The surname Eldredge was first found in Suffolk where one of the first records of the name found there was Hugo Aeflic filius c. 1095. In 1209, Ricardus Alurici was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Worcestershire. Continuing through early census records, William Alfric was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1212 in Berkshire, William Alfrich was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296 and finally, John Alfryg was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Eldredge Spelling Variations


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Eldredge 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. Eldredge has been recorded under many different variations, including Elrich, Elritch, Eldrich, Eldrick, Eldred, Eldrid, Eldridg, Eldredge, Eldridge and many more.

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Eldredge Early History


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Eldredge Early History



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Eldredge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eldredge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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 Eldredge or a variant listed above:

Eldredge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Eldredge who settled in Virginia in 1637

Eldredge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Seth N. Eldredge, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Ella Eldredge, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Mrs. J. T. Eldredge, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Eldredge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ed. H. Eldredge, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Lisa Eldredge, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. James J. Eldredge, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Theodore Eldredge, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Miss E.M. Eldredge, who landed in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eldredge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eldredge (post 1700)



  • Seth Eldredge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1844
  • Robert Eldredge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1826, 1831
  • Nathaniel Buel Eldredge (1813-1893), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1848; Probate judge in Michigan, 1852-56; Mayor of Adrian, Michigan, 1870-71
  • Loyal D. Eldredge (b. 1831), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State Senate from Addison County, 1876-78; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Middlebury, 1888
  • Milo B. Eldredge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1866
  • John S. Eldredge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1840-41
  • John H. Eldredge, American Republican politician, Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts, 1905
  • James B. Eldredge, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 16th Circuit, 1894-99
  • James B. Eldredge, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Macomb County 1st District, 1863-64
  • J. U. Eldredge Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1920
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Eldredge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eldredge 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.

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