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Eskridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestry of the name Eskridge dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a clearing surrounded by oak trees. This Yorkshire surname is derived from the Old English words ac, which means oak, and rod, which means clearing. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print


Early Origins of the Eskridge family


The surname Eskridge was first found in the West, East and North Ridings of the county of Yorkshire. The Eskrigge and Eskridge variants were found in the parish of Eskrigg in Lancashire.

One of the first records of the family was Richard de Akerode who was listed in the Yorkshire Testamenta Eboracensia (Surtees Society.) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Eskridge family


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Eskridge Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eskridge have been found, including Ackroyd, Akroyd, Ackeroyd, Achroyd, Aykroyd, Akrood, Eckroyd, Ecroyd, Akrode, Eckridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Eskridge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eskridge family to Ireland


Some of the Eskridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eskridge family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Eskridge, or a variant listed above:

Eskridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William P. Eskridge, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Joshua Eskridge, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mary Eskridge, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Talmadge Eskridge, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Eskridge (post 1700)


  • Mrs. John R. Eskridge, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1929 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John R. Eskridge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles V. Eskridge, American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1869-71 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles A. Eskridge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • De'Leon Marquise Eskridge (b. 1989), American NFL football running back
  • Robert Lee Eskridge (1891-1975), American genre painter, muralist and illustrator
  • Zack Eskridge (b. 1988), American NFL and CFL quarterback
  • William N. Eskridge Jr. (b. 1951), American John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School
  • Kelley Eskridge (b. 1960), American writer of fiction and non-fiction

The Eskridge Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In veritate victoria
Motto Translation: Victory in Truth.


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Citations


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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