The Ettridge surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the name Aldrich. The surname Ettridge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric
, which later became the name Aldrich
Early Origins of the Ettridge family
The surname Ettridge 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 Ettridge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ettridge 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 Ettridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ettridge Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ettridge are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ettridge include: Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Ettridge 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 Ettridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ettridge family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ettridge or a variant listed above:
Ettridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Ettridge, aged 29, who landed in America from Weymouth, in 1904
Contemporary Notables of the name Ettridge (post 1700)
- Christopher Ettridge (b. 1948), English actor from Isleworth
- Benjamin "Ben" James Ettridge, Australian basketball coach and player
- David William Ettridge (b. 1945), Australian businessman, co-founder of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in 1997