name Etheredge comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Etheredge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric
, which later became the name Aldrich
Early Origins of the Etheredge family
The surname Etheredge was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Etheredge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etheredge research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1588, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Etheredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Etheredge 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 Etheredge were recorded, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Etheredge family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Etheridge; George Etherege or Ethrygg (in Latin Edrycus) ( fl.
1588), an English classical scholar and physician; and Sir George Etherege (c.1636-1692), born in Maidenhead... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Etheredge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Etheredge 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 Etheredge family emigrate to North America: Henry Etheridge who settled in Virginia in 1654; Sarah Etheridge who settled in New England
in 1773; Thomas Etheridge settled in Maryland in 1722. From these settlers was descended the distinguished family of the U.S.A. as recorded in Burke's..
Contemporary Notables of the name Etheredge (post 1700)
- Colonel M B Etheredge, American soldier awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II
- Mark Etheredge, American singer-songwriter and keyboardist in Los Angeles, California
- Warren Etheredge, American cultural conversationalist, interviewer, film analyst, writer, co-founder of TheFilmSchool with actor Tom Skerritt