Eritidge is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who held or occupied land inherited by an ancestor instead of acquiring it by means of the Feudal
System. The surname Eritidge is derived from the Old English word heritage,
which in turn comes from the Old French words eritage
These words are derived from the Late Latin word heritagium,
which comes from the word heres,
which means heir.
Early Origins of the Eritidge family
The surname Eritidge was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Eritidge family
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Eritidge Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Eritidge were recorded, including Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.
Early Notables of the Eritidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eritidge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Eritidge family emigrate to North America: Roger Eritage, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; Richard Heritage to New Jersey in 1664; W. Heritage to San Francisco, Cal. in 1850 and Mary Houlihan Heritage to Nova Scotia in 1838..