Ethredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Ethredge comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Ethredge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich.
Early Origins of the Ethredge family
The surname Ethredge 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.
Important Dates for the Ethredge family
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Ethredge Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ethredge has appeared include Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Ethredge 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, Berkshire...
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Migration of the Ethredge family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ethredge arrived in North America very early: 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 Ethredge (post 1700)
- M. B. Ethredge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 
- Lula Ethredge Wardlow (1876-1970), American businesswoman, United Methodist minister, and the first woman ever elected mayor of a Louisiana community
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