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The Anglo-Saxon name Ethridge comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Ethridge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich.
The surname Ethridge 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.
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 Ethridge has appeared include Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ethridge 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 Ethridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Ethridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Ethridge arrived in North America very early:
Ethridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Ethridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Ethridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ethridge Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Ethridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ethridge 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 23 April 2016 at 16:53.