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Eldredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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)


Early Origins of the Eldredge family


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)

Early History of the Eldredge family


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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.

Early Notables of the Eldredge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eldredge 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 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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eldredge (post 1700)


  • John Eldredge (1904-1961), American actor from San Francisco
  • Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1846-1915), American banker and amateur historian of California
  • Horace Sunderlin Eldredge (1816-1888), early Mormon leader
  • Hezekiah Eldredge (1795-1845), early American architect
  • Nathaniel Buel Eldredge (1813-1893), American physician, infantry officer, lawyer and sheriff
  • Charles Augustus Eldredge (1820-1896), U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
  • George Eldredge (1898-1977), American character actor
  • Brett Eldredge, American country music singer
  • John Eldredge (b. 1960), American author, counselor, and lecturer of Christianity
  • Todd James Eldredge (b. 1971), American figure skater
  • ... (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)

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