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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.

Eskridge Early Origins



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

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Eskridge Spelling Variations


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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.

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Eskridge Early History


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Eskridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eskridge research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1569 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Eskridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eskridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eskridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eskridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eskridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eskridge (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Mrs. John R. Eskridge, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1929
  • John R. Eskridge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900
  • Charles V. Eskridge, American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1869-71
  • Charles A. Eskridge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1916

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Eskridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eskridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 May 2016 at 17:47.

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