The origins of the Erytedge surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who held or occupied land inherited by an ancestor instead of acquiring it by means of the Feudal
System. The surname Erytedge 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 Erytedge family
The surname Erytedge was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Erytedge family
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Erytedge 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. Erytedge has been recorded under many different variations, including Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.
Early Notables of the Erytedge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Erytedge 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 Erytedge or a variant listed above: 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..