Etheredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Etheredge comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Etheredge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich. Literally the name means "noble ruler." 
Early Origins of the Etheredge family
The surname Etheredge was first found in Berkshire, where this first of the family, Aethericus was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Jacobus Atteriche as holding lands there at that time. 
Early History of the Etheredge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etheredge research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1773, 1786, 1588, 1534, 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. He was born at Thame, Oxfordshire, was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 11 Nov. 1534, being placed under...
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Migration of the Etheredge family
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
Related Stories +
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)