The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Erytige come from its first bearer, 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 Erytige 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 Erytige family
The surname Erytige was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Erytige family
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Erytige Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Erytige has been spelled many different ways, including Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.
Early Notables of the Erytige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Erytige family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Erytiges to arrive in 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..